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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...
The latest

The latest

Meet the new additions: We now have Mangalitsa breeding stock.  These are blond Mangalitsas.  The feeder pigs are swallow-bellied Mangalitsas.  The little pigs are about 4 months old, so they have some growing to do.  The front one is so classically wooly that...
Sunshine

Sunshine

Spring must be here!  We have babies everywhere: chicks, piglets, kid goats, calves–even Jim has discovered the great out-of-doors.  He heads out of doors if those doors are left open in his bid to keep up with his favorite playmates.  One of the surest signs of...
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...
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...

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