Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Gandar and Large Black Hogs



Our gandar spends nearly all of his time with the Large Black Hogs, specifically, our boar Tater.  My husband has taken to calling him the ranch manager.  He thinks he is in charge of every pig on the place.

Piglet Cam: Large Black Hogs at 3 Months old


These Large Black Hogs love their zucchini!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Farming surges in state with new crop of devotees


Boston Globe.   DRACUT — Midway through her first growing season, Rachael Potts, 31, pointed to long rows of thriving peppers, scallions, and Swiss chard. The tomatoes, however, have been “a challenge,’’ she admitted, adding “and the heat has had its way with my arugula.’’

Potts, who has a day job as an interior landscaper in office complexes, recently joined a surprisingly fast-growing occupation in Massachusetts: She’s a farmer.  Continue ...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Piglet Cam: Large Black Hog Piglets at 9 weeks old


Prior to weaning the piglets, I used to watch poor Prudence waddle across the paddock, surrounded by a cloud of hungry, squealing, tail wringing piglets, all worried about their chow.

Now I know how she must have felt!