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Meishan or Kunekune?

Meishan or Kunekune? It’s a common question. Both are docile, grazing pigs. Both are lard type pigs. Both have deep red & marbled meat. Both have breed conservation efforts. 363 more words

Heritage Breeds

Meet the flock

In April, one of our biggest homesteading dreams came true. We drove over the border to Maryland and came back with a cardboard box of fluffy chicks. 399 more words


Sold out for the season!

The last of the turklets have been reserved for sale! We have three that we will keep for ourselves. One for more eggs next year, one for our thanksgiving, and one to sell for thanksgiving. 144 more words


Small successes 

The incubator didn’t pan out (but I’ve got some ideas on that) but the Bielefelder eggs aren’t a total wash. After hatching the turkey eggs, chipmunk took some Bielefelder eggs. 189 more words


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

Kunekune Pork

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

Our Farm Journey