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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

Livestock

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

Livestock

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

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