Spring sun

Spring sun

The baby pigs born in February’s snow are loving April’s sun.  They will be ready to go to new homes starting mid April. The older ones are, alternately, digging to China and sunbathing.                 The guys are...
Puppies!

Puppies!

Our two Great Pyranees females had puppies a while back.  The girls are great working dogs–our farm would be lost without them to guard the chickens.  All three dogs are gentle with the kids, too.  They don’t try to keep the kids in line and are welcoming...
Great Pyrenees Puppies & Mangalitsa Piglets

Great Pyrenees Puppies & Mangalitsa Piglets

At last, the weather man is suggesting warmer temperatures!  We are reveling in the idea.  And eagerly anticipating the pleasure of the practice of sunshine.  Meantime, our house is full of puppies and the pig houses are full of straw to keep the baby pigs warm....
Controversy

Controversy

I’m working on a batch of curing meat that’s “done” today and have been doing a bunch of reading on a controversial topic: nitrates.  I’m also fielding questions about whether or not we use them, with folks making the assumption that no...