Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Closing Chapter

Thank you to everyone in New Mexico who has supported our Community Supported Agriculture program and to those farmers who've purchased breeding stock and feeder piglets from us over the years.  It's been a pleasure and a privilege working with you all, and we've made some wonderful, lifelong friends as a result.  I've had experiences I never imagined, like shipping pigs on airplanes, for example!  We're moving out of the hog business, at least for now, due to the drought and the high price of feed, and I need a little R&R.  But I'll leave this blog in place, as a record of our journey with heritage hogs, some of the nicest creatures on the planet, and hope that it may inspire you to raise your own hogs or support a local farmer.  Thanks again!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Wild Rumpus 2

If you have a sharp eye, you just might catch a glimpse of the small, lightening fast swine that roam our farm.

The Wild Rumpus

The thunder of piglet hooves has been heard around the homestead lately. Let the wild rumpus begin!

Rosy, our Tamworth sow, is of course, much happier when her piglets are nearby.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Adventure Pigs 2

 Back from another thrilling excursion through the sunflower field ...

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Adventure Pigs

A fine fall day for piglet adventuring in the garden.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

New Piglets!

Rosy's first litter of piglets arrived this weekend.  Eight total - all born alive and healthy.  We woke up on Saturday morning and there were eight little Tamworth/Hampshire cross piglets romping and nursing.  Rosy is very careful with these little ones, careful not to step on or crush them.  Guess this is why these heritage Tamworths are reputed to be such good mommas.  Good job, Rosy!