What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Now that the pig is gone, it’s easy to look back and see what we did wrong with her. I came across this picture in my files not to long ago, and couldn’t help but laugh at some of the things I saw. I thought it might benefit some of you if I pointed out...

A New Home For Porkchop

Well you guys, we did it. We sold the pig. I know, I know, I swore up and down that we were determined to eat this pig… raising a hog for butcher is what homesteaders do, right? Believe me, we were dead set on doing it. And then this completely unexpected and...

The Many Names For Pigs

Before owning a pig, I had no idea they had so many names! A pig was just a pig. But then I started hearing people calling them different things, and I hadn’t a clue what they meant. I’ve done my homework though. This is for all of you city slickers…...

The Fate Of Ms. Porkchop

I’m sure some of you guys have been wondering what ever happened with Ms. Porkchop. She was scheduled to go to the butcher this past Monday. Well, unfortunately for us, and fortunately for her, we were unable to get our hands on a trailer to haul her in. So,...

Is It Worth It To Raise Hogs For Meat?

Here’s Ms. Porkchop 6 months after we first brought her home. She’s grown a lot, huh?! She busted out of her pen (again) tonight, so Jerry had to get in there with her to fix the fence. He likes to carry a big stick to push her back with when she starts...

Persnickety Pig: What Do Pigs Eat?

I always had the impression that pigs would eat anything. Boy, was I wrong! Pigs do not eat whatever you put before them… at least not my pig! Let’s see… raw potatoes, potato peels, raw carrots, egg shells, banana peels, peanuts in the shells, and...