It’s been a month since I shared my frustration of our pigs not gaining weight. I started to add more hog feed to their mix of corn and sweet feed. We also butchered one during the holiday. I see a difference now, especially with the group that’s together. I’m not sure if it has anything … Continue reading Pigs weight update
You read that right! On New Year’s Day I witnessed the miracle of conception between two pigs. Ok, it may not be a miracle but close to it! Our boy is so much smaller than her that it will be a miracle if she is bred. I watched him successfully mount her though so I’m … Continue reading Precious is bred!
Lately, I have been trying my best to keep extra weight on our pigs with borderline results. I can see a difference in a few of my pigs but not all. There are some that I just can’t seem to get out of skinny mode. The cold weather definitely does not help. I don’t think … Continue reading Struggling with pig weight
The ducks are all doing great. I haven’t gotten any eggs recently but that soon will change. Our new duck area has not been worked on. We’ve just been busy with so many other things, it’s not been priority. The area will need to be extended now that we know the Muscovy’s are quite the … Continue reading Update on our Ducks
This year we decided that Goats were going to be one of the livestock we raise. Even though goats can be a hand full, they thrive in our area. I used to have a battle the weeds mind set until I observed firsthand that there is almost no weed that grows that can escape the … Continue reading Our Herd of Boer Does
We will be upgrading our property FINALLY with a barn, shop and fencing! These three things, as you all know, we desperately have needed! Not to mention, we were able to purchase our dream tractor after many years of it being part of our goal! AAAAAAND we purchased a lofted cabin for yours truly, to … Continue reading Tractor, New Structures and Fencing
I know Ive probably said this a dozen times before on this blog. Like, “we are getting so close to becoming a farm” or “oh my gosh I’m so excited our place is looking like a farm”. So please, forgive me for the repetition of excitement, and I give you permission to roll your eyes … Continue reading It’s beginning to look a lot like a Farm