Friday, October 15, 2004

PIGS!!!

We'd been wanting a pig or two to raise for meat; pigs can be ready to butcher by age six months, so it isn't a terribly long wait from piggie to pork chops.  The trouble is, most family farms don't have hogs any more; the huge "pig factories" have taken over and made it impossible for any small farms to make money.  If you go to a livestock auction, you're usually forced to buy a whole group of pigs.  We didn't know where to find someone to sell us just one pig.

I called Steve, a farmer down the road, to see if he knew of any such person.  As luck would have it, he keeps a few sows farrowing for 4H and FFA projects for their youngest son... and they have a litter of piggies just the right size for us!

This isn't the best picture I've ever taken, but I'll get good ones when we choose ours from the lot and bring them home.  Oh... and we decided to take two.

2 comments:

mandmblues43 said...

MOSIE  THEY EAT ANYTHING I HEAR AND FOOD STORE WILL I THINK THEY USE TOO  GIVE YOU  OLD FRUIT AND  STUFF THEY HAVE TO THROUGH OUT.  THEY USUALLY NEED  A PLACE TO GET RIDE OF IT.  ANY HOW HOPE YOU HAVE GOODDDD  PORK CHOPS  LLOOOOL AND THEY LIKE TO ROLL AROUND IN THE MUD AND THEY STINK LOOLEHHEEHHEH  I SUPPOSE YOU KNOW ALL ABOUT THAT I USE TO HAVE FRIENDS THAT HAD THEM. LOVE AND HUGGS  YOUR FRIEND SIS BYE NOW

csandhollow said...

if you have a bread store you might be able to buy their old bread. I used to buy a rack of bread for $4. the pigs love the bread. another thing is to try to get expired milk and mix it in the food. the goal is 400 pounds by 4 months. i want 1!