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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...

Piglets are born!!!

Blog: Bindel Farms   -   Thursday November 08, 2012   -   By Jason

Sometime early this morning in the cold frosty air of November, our piglets from our one sow was born. Our other sow is expected to give birth today so I will be posting more pictures of those too. More pictures can be viewed on our facebook page. ...

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Hectic week and our piglets soon to be born!

Blog: Bindel Farms   -   Saturday November 03, 2012   -   By Jason

This week has been very hectic with the tropical storm!  Trying to get everything done that needs to be done before the sun goes down in the rain and the wind has not been very easy. (I mean daylight!  We haven't seen the sun itself in...

Crossing Tamworth and Large Black Pigs

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Thursday May 03, 2012   -   By David

The Large Black and Tamworth pig crossing is still underway here at Spring Hill Farms. We had our first litters in March and so far have been happy with the results. They have been healthy and exhibited strong immunity which is the first test here on...

Piglets Born Yesterday - 12

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Thursday February 24, 2011   -   By Poly

12 piglets born to first time mommy, Cheetoe. She was very protective of her piglets while we were moving them to a secure area, while she followed.     2 at a time, being moved into a warm area for the cold winter...

The Story of Junior: The Kidnapped Pig

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Monday January 24, 2011   -   By David

Junior cuddling his foster mom I was digging through some photos today and came across Junior. Junior was orphaned in the winter of 2006. Actually my wife was outside and heard a piglet squealing as if in distress. She went to investigate and ...

Full Spectrum Lighting for Goats, Pigs, and Chicke...

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Wednesday December 22, 2010   -   By David

Full Spectrum Bulb I first heard of full spectrum lighting several years ago. Full spectrum lights are the closest light to natural sunlight available. It got me to thinking about how it would effect livestock during the long days of winter here in...

Piglets Video

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Wednesday July 28, 2010   -   By David

I shot some video of our newest piglets. These are from our oldest sow. She only had 6 this time and 2 didn't make it. Her age may be starting to show as she normally has 10+ Anyway enjoy, piglets are always fun to watch!  

Hurricane Farm at Scotland Farm Day, 2010

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Monday May 17, 2010   -   By Chris

We brought some of our livestock to the annual Farm Day here in Scotland, CT this past weekend.  The photos below are from the Norwich Bulletin. Here's two week old Moe sleeping after a morning's full of attention.   The piglets were...

Spring is finally here!

Blog: Kiss My Grass Farm   -   Saturday April 17, 2010   -   By Dot and Brian

 Spring is here! After what has been a hard winter at our place it is a relief to see the grass greening up and hear the peepers calling. Spring has brought quite a few new additions to the farm. We have four 1/2 Dexter calves (one set of twins)...

Getting Ready for New Pigs

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Wednesday February 24, 2010   -   By David

If I figured right we'll have piglets by the middle of March. Randy and I have been working to get the new barn ready inside for the sows to be brought in. I'm really hoping for nice size litters. Seems like every year I end up needing more pigs than I have....

Can I Have One?

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Tuesday February 16, 2010   -   By Emily

We kept 10 piglets from the last litters.   I don’t name them, because they are going to be in someone’s freezer come spring, and I know that.    I do try to keep somewhat of an emotional distance from the food animals, while at the same time...

Auctions and Old Equipment

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Friday September 18, 2009   -   By Emily

Dan and I love going to auctions.  Lately, we haven't been to many as most farm auctions start at 9 AM on Saturdays, which is our mad rush to get the stand in order before opening.  So I was very excited to find an "old farm moving auction"...

Who do you belong to?

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Tuesday September 15, 2009   -   By Emily

Well all the babies all made it through the first night ok.  Piglets always look so small and frail, and there is a possibility that the sow could accidentally step or lay on one or two without realizing it.  After the first week, the piglets are...

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Seedling Trauma and Stunt Pigs

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Wednesday May 13, 2009   -   By Emily

Well, last Friday we planted a few seedlings in the garden.  Some of the heritage zucchini, squahes and melons were getting a bit crowded on the kitchen window sill.  We put down black fabric to cut down on weeding and put the plants in.  A...

More Babies...

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Thursday April 02, 2009   -   By Emily

After getting home from work, I checked Scotchie's nest box and she had 8 babies after all!  I am so excited that my first-time bunnies have been such good mamas.  Both Scotchie and her sister have raised 8 without any losses.  I am...

Thinking about new pigs

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Sunday November 30, 2008   -   By David

The weather has been horrible here so I got to thinking about new pigs. I dug up some pictures to post.   The first one is "Ol Droopy" My favorite sow.   The next one is some of her babies coming up to see us.   These next...


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