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I mentioned before that we decided to throw in the breeding towel when it came to pigs, and buy weaners (8 wk olds) to raise for slaughter instead. Apparently we’re not the only ones who’ve come to this conclusion. So much so, that it’s hard to find any to buy. After trolling Craig’s List for […]

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Long time coming, right? I can’t even blame it on the baby, more the constant wave of sick that’s hit our house since January 2nd when Will came home with the flu. Then we all had strep throat, then a cold, then Alston had pneumonia, you get the idea. And while I may be one […]

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So it turns out I had my sows mixed up.  It was Wilma who successfully gave birth, not Betty.  A week later, Betty gave birth to two piglets, one was dead when we found it, and the other seemed fine.  Since, according to our vet, it takes at least four piglets to sustain a pregnancy, […]

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After a week of turning down play dates and dinner invitations because “I’m on piglet watch,” Betty Wilma had her litter either Saturday night or Sunday morning.  When I checked on her Sunday morning, I found six nursing piglets and outside of the house was a dead and very cold piglet.  Six out of seven […]

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Oh the pigs.  While these are hands down the most delicious animals on the farm, they are also the animals I doubt I could maintain if something ever happened to my husband (I know, it’s weird that I think about things like that, but such are the practicalities of farming).  These are huge and intimidating […]

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We choose Tamworths pigs because they are renowned as The bacon pig. We are not disappointed. This pork belly looks absolutely incredible. To give you a sense of scale, the knife in the photo above has a ten inch blade. Because I’m not the only type A personality in the family, Will bought some pork […]

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