Category: Pig

Raising a Hog

For several years now, we have been raising our own meat.  It may sound hard and complicated but it really isn’t that hard.  My men and boys around here may have just laughed at me for saying that since basically…

Pastured Pork

We love farm raised meat!  We’ve been raising our own meat for several years now and it’s been such a blessing to our family.  Last year, our momma pig had 5 piglets who have now grown up and are ready to…

Upcoming Fall Ramblings

Ever feel like you fell off the wagon 3 miles back and have been running behind its dust trail trying to catch back up with it?  Or feel like the mound of laundry grows to monster size proportions in seconds…

Pig Sitting and Delivery

This is kind of a farm update, but also a fun look at the “little things” of farm life that we over look so much of the time.  I say little things, because when we think of owning animals we…

2009 Pigs

We have pigs again.  Actually, one of the pigs is our cousin’s pig.  We are pig-sitting for them until the pig grows big enough to go into their pasture and not escape.  We bought these ready to be weaned pigs from another…

Factory Farms and Swine Flu

Quite a bit of information is coming out about the swine flu “pandemic”.  Here’s one of the thought provoking articles I read,  Mexican Lawmaker: Factory Farms Are “Breeding Grounds” of Swine Flu Pandemic.  Large-scale swine producers in Mexico deny that…

Bailout, Pork, and Treason

$700,000,000,000.00 is child’s play for those serious about destroying our nation. We use to call folks who betrayed our nation traitors and saw them hangin on the end of a rope.   Now we joke about their betrayal and we…

Pig 1 and Pig 2

One of the questions we were asked recently was about our pigs…. So here is a brief overview of what we have learned with pig 1 and pig 2… We recently took pig 2 to the butcher shop and we are absolutely thrilled with…

Head ’em up, move ’em out…

The day has arrived and we are downsizing here at Vaughnshire (for a change!).  We will be less one cow, one pig and two lambs out in the pasture —  We’re off to the butcher…that is if we can manage…

Friends in the Pasture

This year, we chose a female pig.  For those who haven’t heard our pig story from last year, you may want to go check it out.  Last year we had a male pig and that came with the duty to remove…

Spring Cleaning

With spring comes an increase in the amount of things to do around here on the farm as well.  The boys have all kinds of baby, toddler and laying chickens to manage and are scurrying around trying to put together…

Lard Pictures

Beth promised photos of our lard rendering excitement, so instead of editing her post and retroactively adding them, I will add them in a step by step format. First cube the fat Count your son’s fingers when he is finished…

Giving Thanks for Freezer Space

Mrs. C. brought this ad to us last weekend.  Apparently we were not the only one’s who had a Monster Turkey for Thanksgiving! – Great ad!.. However, in our case, the turkey was not fighting for space in the freezer…