Pigs in the Pasture

We have pigs! Four of them, three for meat this fall and one to keep as a breeder.

We named them after meat products so as to be reminded daily of what these adorable little kiddies will turn into. Bacon, Ham, and Porkchop are the meat pigs and Gregina (Greg for short) is the breeder. She is the balck and white one We got them on wednesday and they have already turned over most of their temporary pallet pig pen. Their little noses are just so powerful.

We were able to build three new beds during the dry spell we had and have gotten some of them seeded with beans. The rain and the clouds made all our plants a bit antsy but now that the sun has begun to shine again they are all growing like crazy.
We are hay mulching our potatoes and it seems that everyday they need more hay on them, even if we bury them in it.

That’s all the news from the hill, we are hoping the weather will continue to hold and the sky won’t throw us any golf ball sized hail anytime soon, and that the deer with her adorable baby fawn will stay out of our garden and rice patty.

Any new animals on your farms? Anyone have any good pig stories they want to share?

First peas!

June 19th, 2011|

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  1. cyn June 19, 2011 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    i know it is silly but i am glad the black pig is the breeder..she is so adorable..you know the pot belly pigs we had at school..and named by the kids were chester bacon and pork chop…….

  2. old man June 20, 2011 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the updates.

  3. Roslyn June 21, 2011 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    I love that you name them meat product names. It keeps it real. I’ve heard pigs are hard to butcher because they have such rich personalities. Good luck!

  4. Joanne Rubio June 22, 2011 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    I’m really enjoying reading your blogs. Your writing gives a personal touch to farming life. It’s also a great way to keep connected in some small way to what Josh is doing these days. This is Josh’s aunt in Calif. You two are doing some great work there. Congratulations on the farm and orchard. I hope you get a great summer harvest. I have a small patch 4×8′ at the school I teach. The students and I try to grow a variety of things each year. This year we used the garden to see what CA native plants looked like.
    Yesterday, Marie and I went over to water and pulled a few radishes. Marie got 1 strawberry—the deer got the rest, I think. I pulled out some dead CA poppies and hope to dry them for seeds next year. Keep blogging–It’s fun to read about all of your adventures.

  5. Joanne Rubio June 22, 2011 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Fun to read about your farming adventures. Thanks for sharing. (This is Josh’s aunt in Calif.)

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