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Mangalitza Month

Mangalitza Month

Mangalitsa pigs harvesting turnips for their dinner.January has been all about Mangalitza pigs.  The month started off with the processing of 10 of the last 14 from the original group for a customer.  It turned out to be more complicated than anticipated and turned...
Family Farm

Family Farm

What does “family farm” mean?  I suppose to some it means, “the farm that’s been in the family for so many years.”  To others it’s a farm worked by a family–Dad, Mom, and kids.  Sometimes it’s both at the same time.  The...

Talkin’ Turkey

Have you ever had a “real” turkey?  If you’ve only had the Thanksgiving special sale turkey,  you haven’t had a “real” turkey.  This year we provided turkeys from like-minded growers on request.  One of those growers is the...

why we do it…

We watched Food Inc. this weekend.  A lot of what we saw was not new to us, but reminded us of why we do what we do.  It’s a very good movie to view if you haven’t yet.  One of the words used to describe many of the animals in the CAFO (concentrated animal...
Potato Pigs

Potato Pigs

Mangalitsa pigs love potatoes.  Not as much as acorns, but more than turnips.  These are the young group of Mangalitsas.  They made a miraculously easy move (when they race ahead to go exactly where you want them, it is nothing short of a miracle!) through the yard...
‘Tis the season

‘Tis the season

Deer season, that is.  In honor of  this momentus time of year, Joe the Skinner wrote a poem: Fall is come, Yellow leaves are here. Downstaters come with their 24 packs of Budlight Beer and their big guns to shoot that 2 point deer. Oh yes, fall is here.   Fact is,...

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