May 13, 2020

I think one of our 2 month old piglets got dehydrated and then ended up with a prolapsed rectum. This is not one of those fun blog posts that I wanted to write but maybe you could use some advice on how to manage this situation if this happens to one of your pigs.

We noticed one of our piglets laying around and not being active. When she got up, she looked bloated and was obviously straining to go to the bathroom. After watchin...

February 17, 2018

Here is my disclaimer. We have a breed of pig that is smaller and easier to work with. We raise American Guinea Hogs. They are naturally friendly and happy little pigs! I have not attempted to move really large pigs. The larger breed of pigs get to go in one very secure pen and don't get out until they are on their way to freezer camp, if you know what I mean.

 Last summer we moved American Guinea Hogs all over our land because...

February 16, 2018

These 2 piglets named Ham and Bacon were the first batch of pigs that we grew. We had no idea what we were doing. We learned a few things. First off, it is possible for your pigs to get hurt the first day on your property. We felt like complete failures when our little piglets jumped up on the roof of their slanted pig hutch that connected to the pig fencing. We had no clue that their hooves would get caught in the small recta...

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I don't know if you can have a good working homestead without a few pigs on the property!  We are in no way experts on pigs. We have learned a few lessons as we have raised pigs. We really like seeing how keeping pastured pigs have improved our lands. There is nothing like tasting your own smoked bacon! Crazy good and Wow!

February 17, 2018

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