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Concerned Michigan Consumers can help push back mo...

Blog: Coach Stop Farm   -   Wednesday March 26, 2014   -   By Conni

Here's an action step you can take here in Michigan to try to help permanently put the DNR "feral hog" ruling out of commission once and for all. Ask your Congressman to stand with Rep. Kevin Daley in requesting the Governor repeal this egregious...

Help Another Small Farmer - Colton's Birthday

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Sunday June 17, 2012   -   By David

Colton's Birthday Colton celebrated his six month birthday with about 300 other folks who came out to say happy birthday and show their support to to Stephen and Nel Nutbrown. Colton was recently diagnosed with a rare brain disease that Doctor's...

Punxatawney Phil Was Wrong

Blog: Black Dog Farms   -   Monday March 28, 2011   -   By Kevin

Darn. I think Punxatawney Phil was wrong this year. I really do. Everyone's favorite little furry guy came out on February 2nd and did not see his shadow. That is only supposed to mean one thing, and that is only 6 more weeks of winter. Looking at the...

Tamworth Pigs and Bacon

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Sunday November 07, 2010   -   By David

This is a good video showing the primal cuts of a half hog. Chef Johns comments on the quality of the bacon on the Tamworth side he is cutting.  

Let's have pig's head for dinner honey.....

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Friday April 23, 2010   -   By David

For those who think chops, bacon, sausage, and ham when they think of pork....   I introduce you to Andrew of Slim Pickins Andrew gets a pig from us every year and has it scalded instead of skinned which keeps all rind on the pig. Most folks aren't...

Spring Fever

Blog: Antaya Acres Heritage Farm   -   Monday March 01, 2010   -   By Brett & Stephanie

Ten inches of snow 3 days ago, and here I sit filling in my seed order.  I am so ready for garden Its infecting my dreams.  Last night was the piglets raiding the pumpkin patch dream, and I don't even have the pigs and the garden on the same...

It's raining again

Blog: Twin Creeks Farms- Wesley Stephens and Bethany Stephens   -   Wednesday December 02, 2009   -   By Wesley and Bethany

We are certainly thankful to be out of the drought that plagued us for the last couple of years, but this fall has turned out to be much wetter than we thought it would be. The remnants of Tropical Storm Ida dropped six inches of rain about three weeks ago,...

Long anticipated Litter of Piglets FINALLY arrive!

Blog: Antaya Acres Heritage Farm   -   Sunday November 15, 2009   -   By Brett & Stephanie

Our final litter of piglets for the season finally arrived last night.  Congratulations to Junebug, our 18 month old registered Tamworth sow!  11 vigorous cross-bred youngsters were born in less than an hour and a half.  She is an expert...

Local Foods at a Local Restaurant

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Wednesday September 16, 2009   -   By Chris

A local Connecticut restaurant, Zest, has some wonderful dishes on the way prepared with local ingredients including ribs grass-fed, dry aged beef.  If you are in Northeastern CT, stop by their 1750's farmhouse restaurant and try the taste and flavor...

A Recipe for (Our) Heritage Pork

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Monday September 14, 2009   -   By Chris

One of our customers recently tried some of our Heritage pork and offers this recipe:  "Slap Ya Mama Heritage Pork Chops." Please follow the link to their Food Blog and, perhaps, try it out yourself! http://acoupleinthekitchen.blogspo...

It's a Pork Fat Thing.

Blog: MM Livestock Co   -   Wednesday August 26, 2009   -   By Megan

Since we started our Dutch Oven cooking classes I've had some interesting questions posed by students, the most common one being "How do I make sure my pork is tender?" It's pretty easy, start with quality pork. The comercial hog has been bred to be extremely...

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Moving Pigs, Our Second Encounter

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Monday July 27, 2009   -   By Chris

Last week, or sometime thereabouts, we had to load three of our hogs onto the trailer in order to take them to be processed.  As readers will recall, our first experience loading pigs, while perhaps comical, took WAY TOO LONG!  This time we had it...

Baby Animals in the Barnyard

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Sunday March 29, 2009   -   By Chris

Here are some of the much anticipated photos of our baby farm animals.  We've been quite busy getting things prepared for their births and arrivals, as well as with sugaring, but here are some shots of the recent additions to our farm. Moments after...

Ground Chuck Wood Hog

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Wednesday February 18, 2009   -   By Chris

For some reason, I used to always confuse the two terms "wood chuck" and "ground hog."  So now I've taken to calling them "Wood Hogs" or "Ground Chucks" just for the fun of it.  While clearing out some nasty...

Moving Hogs, or Hogs on the Run

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Tuesday February 10, 2009   -   By Chris

Whew...Glad that's over. This weekend we had to take three hogs to the butcher.  What was supposed to be done between the butcher's preferred window of 9:00 and noon ended up encompassing two days, 12 hours of pig wrangling and rebuilding of chutes...

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