Tag Archives: Pigs

Designer Pigs

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Open Scapula Bone There is a certain advantage to being both the farmer, the herd geneticist and the butcher on our farm because I get to intimately know our pigs inside and out. For 13 years I’ve been doing intensive … Continue reading

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Curly Haired Pig

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Curly Hair This is a closeup of the back of a mature sow that has curly hair. Normally the hair on our pigs is straight. In the past I had sometimes seen curly hair on some small grower pigs due … Continue reading

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War Pigs

Put your cursor over the picture… Someone saw a picture of Archimedes opening his mouth and then on a discussion group about war theory asked why not war pigs? That generated some interesting comments which my spiders picked up and … Continue reading

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Best Pig

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A Pig in Hand is worth Two in the Bush. A frequent question from people getting into pigs, or raising any livestock, is: “What is the best breed of pig.”

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Wild Farrowing

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Private Room with a View This gilt sow wanted a private room. She was willing to go to extremes to get it. Three times she broke out of the south Ark gestating paddock in search of a place of her … Continue reading

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Broken Rib

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Evidence of Violence One of the interesting things about being a farmer and a butcher, a maker and a breaker you might say, is that I get to check out my pigs in detail from the inside out. I am … Continue reading

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Off the Charts at -90°F and Colder than Hell

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We fell off the wind chill chart… Someone wrote me asking about the temperatures last night here in Vermont. It was -34.2°F on Sugar Mountain. The 70 mph winds were the real killer giving a windchill of about -90°F. This … Continue reading

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The King is Dead – Long Live the King!

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A Young Spitz As I’ve mentioned the blog posts for part of December and most of January went missing in action due to our web hosting company having one of their server’s RAID controllers literally burn up frying the backup … Continue reading

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Snug as a Piglet in Hay

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Piglets Snuggling in Hay We’ve had a wonderfully warm December allowing us to get more outdoor projects done before the real winter weather hits. The pigs are loving it as they’re still able to graze out on green pastures. The … Continue reading

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MuzzleTov

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Ben found this MuzzleTov pig out in the pasture. It has an infection in it’s nose. We have a hospice area up near our cottage where we care for the occasional pig like this.

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