Pork heading to Louisiana
In the spring I had a problem with some packages of meat getting to warm when they had not been delivered as fast as the mail and FedEx claimed they would be delivered. Especially problematic with the warm weather in southern states. So I stopped shipping to wait until the cold set in again.
Someone asked if “a boar they were bottle feeding would be useful as a breeder.”
If you’re bottle feeding him then that makes an automatic no as a breeder. Any animal that requires interventions should not be used as a breeder as you’re possibly, even probably, down grading your herd’s quality. This is especially critical with boars as they can spread their genetics through your entire herd. Instead they should be culled to meat, removing them from your herd’s gene pool.
Some might argue, “Well, maybe the piglet was just unlucky…”
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Three Fowl Friends
Three ducks – assuming majority rules. Or maybe this is a trans-speces gander who identifies as a drake – a male duck. The geese run in pairs and this gander didn’t end up with a goose mate so he has spent the past six months hanging out with the lady ducks who don’t have a drake. They seem happy together so who’s to judge…
We just got a nice creamy load of milk for the pigs. They were excited. Receiving it after dark is always extra interesting. It was snowing too which added to the fun.
Today I made dry rub maple bacon as well as some whole boneless shoulders for restaurants to make into pulled pork.
Outdoors: 34°F/28°F Sunny, Cloudy, Windy, Snowy
Tiny Cottage: 65°F/62°F
Daily Spark: What vegan’s don’t realize is that nut milk doesn’t come from cows, it comes from bulls.
Apples in Late Fall
The pears have all fallen, feeding piglets who can creep in to where the fruit are on the ground are between fences. The apples are falling too, but more slowly. Fall food for the smaller animals.
Outdoors: 39°F/27°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 63°F/59°F
Daily Spark: Some politicians have come out saying that there is no place for coal in their future political plans. We NEED coal! What is Santa going to give bad people if we don’t have coal for their stockings?