Monday, March 19, 2012

Speaking of Still kicking

We've got upcoming pork and beef availability. Beef is all pasture raise, grass fed. Pork is raised on milk, garbanzo beans and beer grains (left over from fermentation). Good stuff. Let me know if you are interested.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Still kicking :)

See a few e-mail's wondering if we fell off the face of the earth...not quite yet :)

Been a busy last fall and winter. Our breeding fleet of hogs is offline for now. The Defender boar we got was (unfortunately) a failure for breeding purposes and we now have two wonderful (full blooded) BH sows (a Prudence/Majestic and a Canadian lined Matilda/Majestic) and a wonderful (but very cross) Boar.

So in the short term, we will have butcher pigs, or sires and dams for butcher herds, but out full blood stock program is on hold, probably for the forseeable future.

Those customers who want pork (or beef, we are a bit over run with cattle at the moment) can get in touch. Same e-mail, same phone.



Friday, July 8, 2011

More summer pics

Heres some of the little pigs doing what they do and the "pretty boys."

Sunday, June 26, 2011

New pix from the's baby time!

So here some of the new babies on the Farm. This weekend has been filled with moing the margins (and the nieghbors) weed crop. Going to throw some seed and keep watering this weekend too. Just good ole farm living ;)

Babies born 6/25 to Lilly

One of the replacement sows ("Ms Piggy"), some feeders and the runt (Skittles)

Daphne's babies, less than a week old.

My lawn mower can eat your lawn mower :-)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Still here

First hay is up, the spring piggies are on the ground (and sold!) And the old baler works like its supposed to. I might make a half decent baler mechanic after all!

Well be processing pork in October and again next march. $5.50/# includes cut and wrap, whole or half.

Next litters (including breed stock) will be march 2012. Prudence and Matty Beth sows x defender boar. By fall 2012, well be selling pairs again. Should be nice low CI, and compatible with any of the stock you may have bought from us before.

Defender x Prudence litter piglets are going to be $500 a head at weaning. Matty Beth x Defender will be $650.

Remember to check pedigrees before buying and maybe get a trial mating through the registrar. Before you buy!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Milking madness

So my eldest daughter finally broke our naughty cow. Blossom now comes to the milking stantion with relative ease. The Mrs and my eldest are separating blossom from her big baby at night and milking in the AM.

So far, so good. Looks like we'll get about a gallon a day and it delicious. The Mrs and Blossom seem have a repaired relationship. Now talking about Blossom makes my wifes eyes light up...instead of making her shoulders slump. Yeah!

On the hog front, im getting a Matty Beth sow (out of Noble Sam boar) to breed to my defender boar. Should create a pretty low CI piglet, with plenty of new blood for the west coast.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Springy 'round here

Seeded some alfalfa last weekend, yesterday i checked the field and most of the seed was opening and shooting runners in the ground!!

Grass is green and growing, kids are playing in the woods again and i'm looking forward to hay season. Seriously!