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TUESDAY TAIL TALE: NATASHA & BORIS

Darlings, it’s Natasha again!  Remember, the last time you and I talked, I’d been upset about my profile picture?  And I was so nervous about my arranged marriage, too.  100 more words

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FRIDAY FRONTIER: PRINCESS PIG

I’m not a newbie, when it comes to raising animals.  After all, I’m almost fifty-three years-old.  And ever since I can remember, my family raised chickens and beef to fill our freezers.  493 more words

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Making bacon

People who raise pigs out on pasture all have anecdotes with a similar theme: the day you look at a pig’s paddock and think “they’re almost out of forage, I should move them tomorrow” is the day the pigs will move themselves. 908 more words

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Feeding Pastured Pigs

In addition to all the grass, roots, and legumes they till from the pesticide free pasture, we feed our pigs a GMO and soy free pellet feed, apples and pears from the orchard; and vegetables from the garden (in fact, between the chickens and the pigs, I only got about 5 cucumber all summer long!). 55 more words

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Fencing Pastured Pigs

The key to raising pigs on pasture, we have quickly learned, is not letting them stay in one place too long. We move the pigs and all their… 155 more words

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Pig Water

When we first got the pig-S, we attempted to keep them hydrated with pans of water. No sooner had we filled the pans with clean water, than one or all four of them were standing or lying in/on it. 267 more words

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Using pigs and chickens to convert pasture to garden beds

Needing additional space for cabbage, beans, corn, and winter squash, we decided to expand the vegetable garden this year. The ideal location for this row cropping is our level pasture, of which we have WAY more than we can use at the moment. 595 more words

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