Prodigious Pigs

Prodigious Pigs

Mark and I spent some time out with one pasture of Mangalitsas recently.  I was reminded all over again of why I like these pigs. 1) They are not fazed by cold.             2) They grow well on all sorts of food. A year old blond looking...
Homestead Hog Harvest

Homestead Hog Harvest

Welcome to this class on how to process a hog from oink to ham.  This class is designed as an intense introduction for those who want to learn the old time arts of butchering and preserving pork in a low-tech method for home or restaurant use. Charcuterie is the art...
Good news

Good news

We enjoyed a working vacation this weekend.  Along with Randy and Libby Buchler of Shady Grove Farm, we drove 13 hours to Swoope, Virginia to join old friends and make new friends at the Farm To Consumer Legal Defense Fund fundraiser at Polyface Farm.  It was fun and...
Nature of Farming –

Nature of Farming –

Anyone who’s raised animals very long can tell you that sometimes things go wrong.  They aren’t really “Acts of God.”  Things were designed to work a certain way and when it goes wrong it usually involves nature, as in “the nature of the beast” (literally).  Animals...