Pigs, hogs, swines, piglets, boars, barrows – call them what you like. The fact of the matter is, hogs are one of the best animals you can have on your survival homestead. They don’t take up a lot of space, and they can be a solid meat source in good times and bad.
If you have ever raised pigs, you likely know how stubborn these charismatic creatures can be. While their personalities are an absolute delight (and major source of entertainment!) a majority of the time, this tenacious […]
Does the smell of frying bacon make your mouth water? Is snacking on a deliciously cooked whole ham after Easter dinner something you look forward to every year? If so, raising pigs should be part […]
You know what they say about hindsight; 20-20, huh?
We are officially PIG FREE!
Do you know the difference between a gilt and a sow? How about a boar and a barrow? Don’t feel bad, I didn’t either! This post is for you…
Well, did she stay or did she go?
You’d think that raising your own hogs for meat would be cheaper than buying pork from the store, but actually there are several factors to keep in mind when figuring whether or not it is a good investment to make.
I always imagined that pigs would eat anything that you’d give them. Well, I don’t know about other pigs, but our Porkchop is one picky eater!!
Here’s a surprising way that farmers used to worm their pigs without the use of manufactured drugs!
We totally should have gotten an oral de-wormer instead of the injectable kind!! Fun, fun.
I think we have successfully penned the pig!
I’m afraid I have some tough questions to face…
It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s gotta do it!
Who would have thought a pig and a puppy would be such good buddies??
What have we gotten ourselves into??