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How to butcher a pig

Recently we killed one of our American Mulefoot hogs. He was about 2 years old, and weighed, on hoof, probably about 350 lbs. I enlisted the help of a friend, Mark Bales, as well as Mark’s time-tempered neighbor, Bud. Bud … Continue reading

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How to grow fodder year round

Because we’re more of a farmstead than a production operation, our feed requirements are not very high. The pigs usually get 5-6 pounds per day apiece. The goats get hay and the occasional handful of grain. The chickens get a … Continue reading

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Sealing a pond with pigs

Our American Mulefoot hogs are tramping their way through our pasture, paddock by paddock… tilling the soil, uprooting rocks and stumps, and sealing our pond! We have what was once a pond. My older cousins tell me they remember ice … Continue reading

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title=”Milking Once A Day”>Milking Once A Day This is a fabulous article I found, which gave us encouragement that milking a cow need not take up our entire lives!

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