Old fashioned pigs

Old fashioned pigs

Mangalitsa – Old Fashioned Pig We recently joined a Facebook group focused on salt curing pork.  A book was brought up that has been added to my “books to buy” list.  It’s called Home Pork Making: a complete guide. , by A.W. Fulton.   If you...
What’s new…

What’s new…

What’s new at Baker’s Green Acres now that it’s fall?   Not much.  We’re taking advantage of the beautiful weather to harvest as much grass as possible.  These hogs show the value of that!  They are about 19 months old now and ready for harvest...
Grass

Grass

Harvesting sunlight: that’s what we do.  At a “grazing school” we recently attended, one of the presenters said, “There are very few free lunches in this world….The sun is one of them.”  One of the things we knew and had reinforced...
Pigs on Pasture

Pigs on Pasture

The pigs are loose! Fortunately they’re loose in the next field over.  And they’re supposed to be loose in there.  The pasture Mark planted in April is finally grown enough to put the Mangalitsas in to graze the greens and dig the roots.  This particular...
Stayin’ Cool

Stayin’ Cool

If you couldn’t sweat, how would you stay cool when the temperature reads 90 degrees?  If you were a pig, you’d do something like this: Pigs cool off by taking a mud bath, much like rhinos and elephants.  The water slowly evaporates, cooling them like your...

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