Mangalitsa Magic

Mangalitsa Magic

back fatWe had the opportunity to process a Mangalitsa this past week.  The meat was good–tasted comparable to a mature standard hog though this one was immature.  What was impressive was the fat.  Mangalitsas are, of course, prized for their fat, but until...
Mangalitsa fun

Mangalitsa fun

We were enjoying some sun after a rainy day and visited with the pigs.  They’ve got a nice, big, “new’ feeder, so we wanted to see how they were doing with it.  If burying one’s face in the “plate” is good, these guys are set!      ...
Whimsy

Whimsy

This word has been stuck in my head lately.  I finally looked it up.  It has to do with the odd or faniciful, capricious and playful, having more to do with whim or caprice than with reason or judgement.  Sometimes it seems that that simply defines life here on...

Taste of Mangalitsa

Last night we had the privilage of attending a Mighigan Land Use Institute event at the Grand Traverse Resort.  There were great chefs and farmers with samples of their skills.  There were people involved in all levels of the food industry to network with.  We had a...
They’re here!

They’re here!

Due to technical difficulties, it’s taken me a bit to get these pictures up, but here are the wooly mangalitsa pigs.  They arrived courtesy of a capable young entrepreneur, Jimmy Lambert, who’s young enough not to mind a lot of hours behind the wheel...

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