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On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve we received the best presents a pig can give: piglets!  Two of the blond Mangalitsa sows had litters.  They have proven to be good mothers.  They are in loose stalls with deep straw bedding.  The room is insulated and stays...
Winter pigs

Winter pigs

This snowstorm has us all excited about skiing, snowmobiling, and sledding.  The animals just hunker down, though.  The sheep are cruising the garden for leftover goodies.  I had to rescue the remaining brussel sprouts from them–they preferred those to the...
Let it snow…

Let it snow…

The kids, as in generations previous, are cheering for the snow.  They’ve got a few sleds out.  They’re checking the ski reports since they invested in season passes this year.  They complain about how hard chores are now.  All is normal and well. The...
The latest

The latest

Silly me.  I thought that once Pigstock was done we’d have a lull in which to catch our collective breath and prep for deer rifle season.  Silly me. The week after our Mangalitsa pig fest was spent cleaning up and catching up.  We had a fairly large batch of...
Pigstock TC 2010

Pigstock TC 2010

It’s over for this year.  I think we’re finally hitting our stride again.  We couldn’t have had better weather: 50 degrees and sunny.  There wasn’t even a breeze.  The food was all superb, from the breakfast served by Brian Williams and A.J....

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