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I Guess This Makes Us Pig Farmers

It’s been an ongoing joke in my family to end our list of chores with “slop the hogs.” We would say things like, “I’ve got to go feed the dogs, put the goats in the barn, lock the chickens in the coop, and slop the hogs..” 995 more words

Homesteading

Is there anything cuter...

There are many things in life I find delight in, good food, beautiful art, nature, quiet time… to name a few.  However, there isn’t much that comes close to watching newborn piglets scamper about. 52 more words

Farm Life

Out of the nest

Lets talk about farming.

“Once you decide on your occupation you must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work. 853 more words

visiting the Salatins at Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia

I have applied to be a Polyface Summer Intern with Joel Salatin and his family for two years in a row. The first year I did not make it past the first round of questions, but the second year I did, and was invited as one of 45 “check outs” for a two day visit this last December. 1,229 more words

Events

Another Year Begins

Happy New Year! Last year was a very busy year for us.  It was a year of getting ourselves established, building shelters for our animals, improving our pasture, making our woods pig-friendly, installing new livestock fencing, building garden beds, and so much more. 552 more words

Farm Life

Experiencing Fayetteville, Arkansas with family and friends

From Eureka Springs we motored just a ways down the road to Fayetteville – time for some fun with family and friends!  While I was enjoying the fall hues along Hwy 62W,  Steve’s efforts were focused on keeping Betsy between the lines on the continuously curvy and narrow roads.   912 more words

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