Has it really been that long? Did we really have pigs for a whole year? Sometimes it’s hard to believe…a year ago I was a newbie, hardly knew anything, and now I feel like I’ve lived it all even though I know there is always more to learn. From large breed to small breed, births to … More Looking back on a year with pigs
A farmer’s job is never done, some might find this tiring, but personally it fills me with purpose. On our farm the beginning and ending of the typical ‘farm-day’is signaled by the opening and closing of the chicken coop doors. When we wake up in the morning the first thing we do is head out … More Midnight Rounds
It’s hard for me to believe that my last blog was about the piglets being born and yesterday most of them already left the farm! Time flies when there is lots of work to be done, so I decided a ‘catch-up blog’ was in order to keep track of everything that has been going on … More April Update: Spring is Sprung
Yesterday was one of the most amazing days ever…we weren’t expecting piglets till mid April, but evidently we were misinformed and SURPRISE, they arrived and we were completely unprepared. They aren’t early, none of them appear premature, it turns out that the original owner didn’t fill us in that the boar had “gotten out” in … More Surprise! Special Delivery!
Another month on the farm…so much has happened since my last blog I don’t even know where to start. The laptop kicked the bucket which put a halt to any updates, so in the meantime I have been limited to Facebook and Instagram. I guess I’ll start with the pigs since that’s where I left … More So much to say, so little time
Just a quick update…Lucy and Ethel have arrived! I worked Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night this week and when I woke up on Saturday I was greeted with quite the surprise as we were not expecting them till next weekend. Shaun said they were a little motion sick after there drive, but they quickly made … More Mama Pigs Are Here!
So it’s official, we are really getting pigs, or I guess now I’m supposed to call them hogs? We will be fostering two pregnant sows arriving in a couple weeks and they will deliver their little piglets on our farm. Once the babies are weaned, the moms will return home with the piglets, but a select few … More Preparing for Pigs