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The Great Kunekune Mixup

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Friday May 09, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

You know the feeling when you meet an acquaintance at a social gathering and accidentally call them by the wrong name?  Reddened face, apologies, laughs, and “please excuse me” usually ensue.  People-to-people, however, your friend can correct...

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...

Stork Dropped Some Kunekune PIglets!

Blog: Lonesome Star Farm   -   Tuesday July 30, 2013   -   By Craig

1 farrowed sow down... 3 more to go, whew!  Therefore, I'll have some inventory to work with to help you achieve your homestead's goals for the kunekune pasture to pork pure bred swine.  Full Announcement: Piglets introduced themselves to the world...

Kunekune Piglets are About to Hit Dirt!

Blog: Lonesome Star Farm   -   Thursday July 04, 2013   -   By Craig

Kunekune Primer Itemized list of kunekune pig's uniqueness, sustainability, and multi-purpose uses.  Craig, Lonesome Star Farm These categories below only serve to help readability since  all kunekune pigs will cross over into...

Lonesome Star Farm Update

Blog: Lonesome Star Farm   -   Thursday July 12, 2012   -   By Craig

NEXT ORDER CYCLE: *** I have 1 breeding stock Registered kunekune piglet I'm selling right NOW. I could breed her with my registered boar too if you'd like so your sustainable operation will be set. *** Unique and delicious Kunekune piglets will be...

new news about birthing crates

Blog: Hog and Dogs Ranch / Produce   -   Tuesday June 05, 2012   -   By Brien and Debbie

Kroger asks for 'accelerated' move to stall-free pork   (6/4/2012) By Rod Smith The Kroger Co. announced this morning that it has started to inform its pork suppliers that it believes...

Grandson riding a pig

Blog: Great Tasting Pigs   -   Thursday May 17, 2012   -   By Donnie

My 5yr grandson helps me on the weekend. One day he ask to ride a pig. I have a very sweet GOS she weighs about 500pounds. We were in her pin and he ask to ride her so I put him on her, she such a great pig. She never stopped eating. It did not bother her at...

The Jubilee Farm Pig Roast is Truly a Local Event

Blog: Growing Clean Food   -   Thursday April 19, 2012   -   By Paul

  The theme for our 2012 event is celebrating local farmers and local food. Our first beneficiary, the  Oak Park Farmers Market  specializes in small, family farmers creating better food access for the Oak Park & surrounding...

A Horse, A Pig, An Armadillo And A Dog

Blog: Dark Water Ranch   -   Friday May 06, 2011   -   By shepherd

God must have thought that I needed a laugh today. Here is my story of what happened on the farm today, I went out to start to feed, surprise, surprise a pig ran out from the wooded area and ran a circle around my feet and took off for the pig pen. Okay, so...

Side of Beef or Whole Pig, Lamb, Etc

Blog: Specialty Meats and Gourmet   -   Saturday April 09, 2011   -   By The Meat Detective

Is it a good deal to get a Side of Beef, Whole Pig, etc. You need to educate yourself prior to purchasing a whole beef, side of beef, whole pig, whole lamb, etc.  It is almost like buying a car - do your research, talk to a local butcher about...

Fall Piggies going to market

Blog: Anonymous Farm   -   Thursday October 21, 2010   -   By Risha

Next Tuesday is the end of the playtime for 4 of our piggies. Call Alan if you are interested at 815-721-5483. We are taking requests for brats, breakfast sausage, and piggy quarters processed to your specifications by Galloways in Como, IL (@ 815-626-0305)....

Red Wattles on the Way!

Blog: Red Barn Heirloom Gardens   -   Wednesday May 19, 2010   -   By Darren

We're getting ramped up for the summer!  Tomorrow our first batch of Red Wattles Pigs will arrive all the way from Illinois.  Can't wait to get them to their new home and on the pasture!

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...

My Four-Legged Tiller, Part 2

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Wednesday October 14, 2009   -   By Chris

The frost has hit and the squash is done.  Sadness creeps into the picture as one looks around at the dying plants.  The sqash was commanding the garden mere days ago, but its leaves are now turning a sickly dark color.  The frost sneaks in...

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...

Opening the Stand

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Monday August 03, 2009   -   By Emily

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to see us at the stand's reopening on Saturday!  After being closed for over 3 years, we weren't sure what kind of turnout we would have.  Once the stand opened, everything ran smoothly, but we did have a little more...

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...

The Scoop from the Coop!

Blog: Heirloom Country Farms   -   Sunday May 24, 2009   -   By Rob & Katharine

05-24-09  We have Fresh Suckling Piglets ready for your dining pleasure! These are completely and 100% chemical free, pasture raised, born and raised right on our farm from our own CRITICALLY ENDANGERED heirloom breed of stock called the Gloucestershire...

Free Range vs Pasture Pens

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Wednesday May 06, 2009   -   By Wes

We get alot of emails on how we raise our poultry here on the farm, so decided it would be a good topic to discuss on the blog.  There is basically two different ways to raise your pastured poultry. We are going to discuss both ways.  We raise all...

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