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Take a Bite out of History with Rare Breed Heritage Pork

A different kind of pig, a different kind of pork! We raise two rare, heritage breeds of swine at Corva Bella. The Kunekune pig (a New Zealand heritage breed, originally kept by the Maori people), and the Meishan pig (a globally threatened Chinese heritage breed with a rich historical legacy). 392 more words

Heritage Breeds

Our historic first litter of Meishan piglets has arrived!

We are ecstatic to announce the arrival of our first Meishan litter, out of God’s Blessing Farm “MooShu” (Illinois/Iowa) by God’s Blessing Farm “General Tso” (USDA/USDA). 504 more words

Heritage Breeds

Second clutch!

Way to go Diane! Despite angry broody chickens fighting you over prime nesting space and fowl (bahdumtss) weather, you successfully brooded your eggs! Four out already, two pipped, three unknown status. 121 more words

Livestock

Kickin' Tail and Takin' Names!

Heritage breed birds have an immense amount of genetically passed down skills that are a resource for poultry-raisers to utilize.  From parenting skills to foraging abilities to predator evasion, a heritage breed bird outshines their industrial breed counterpart. 241 more words

Homesteading

ZOMG cute!

Four of the seven turkey eggs under chipmunk have hatched. The other three may just be late, so we are leaving them there for now. … 7 more words

Livestock

Honkies

Yeah that’s right. Honkies. Yay geese!

We got our American buff goslings! This was not the most economical way to get geese. We could have gone down to wilco and picked some up, and we still might (just to have a goose for Christmas) but we ordered these two because no one locally seemed to have them. 117 more words

Livestock

Raising Heritage Breed Chickens for Meat


Raising heritage breed chickens for meat is difficult for a farmer to gauge timing of harvest. Currently the industry harvests birds at about 6 through 8 weeks of age. 680 more words

Homesteading