New things

New things

Spring’s coming–really it’s got to be.  Even though everyone in this house was feeling the winter blahs today, we’ve got enough babies in the barn that we know we can be looking forward to warmer weather.  It started off with baby pigs.  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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