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Spring time in NE Washington State

Blog: Clayton Farmers' Market and Small Farm Animals   -   Thursday May 22, 2014   -   By Janice

We were contacted last week about weaner pigs - we did raise hogs for over 40 years; however, we no longer have hogs on our farm.  Our long time friends about 50 miles north of us still raise pigs - they were contacted and were willing to sell weaners to...

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...

Germ Concerns

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Friday March 28, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

We all know the winter holiday routine well.  Starting at Thanksgiving and continuing well into January, kids come home from school, families and relatives travel and visit, airlines are busy, and viruses have a heyday.  Sniffle, cough, sneeze,...

New Pigs on the Block

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Wednesday December 04, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

Our good old farm truck has been through many adventures over the years—traveling the steep mountainsides of Vermont to intern at a dairy sheep farm, loaded down with bales of hay or firewood, hauling the latest ram lamb from Minnesota, or protecting the...

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Why Pigs Fall Apart on Pasture

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Saturday October 05, 2013   -   By David

  Tamworth Pigs on Pasture Over the years I've had pigs fall apart on pasture. By "fall apart" I mean everything from not gain weight nearly as fast as others in the same pasture to the whole lot of them were having trouble...

Sassy Pigs

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Friday July 19, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

It’s one of those days.  You’ve been invited to chill at a neighbor’s bonfire, the chores still need to be done, it’s been a busy day at Farmstead, and you would really just like to sit down and put your feet up…when the pigs decide it’s the best...

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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...

A surprise on the farm!

Blog: Bindel Farms   -   Monday February 04, 2013   -   By Jason

I just love coming home to surprises on the farm!  Today was no exception. On the farm, we currently have three pastures full of pigs.  One pasture has our 12 week old piglets, the second pasture has our two newly separated breeder sows with a 2-1/2...

Are organic, natural and sustainable yesterday's ...

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Sunday December 23, 2012   -   By David

If you're looking for portable netting for pigs, poultry or otherwise Premier is the place to go. If you've never used portable netting you don't know what your missing! Since I bought my first roll I have wondered how I ever got along with out it. ...

Most Pork is Contaminated With Pathogens

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Wednesday December 12, 2012   -   By David

Health information floating around on the internet and every other form of media can boggle your mind at times. Heck you can have a conversation with a friend at the water cooler and end up wondering if we're all going to die of some horrid disease from...

Thanksgiving, Pork and quince

Blog: Bindel Farms   -   Thursday November 29, 2012   -   By Jason

Things have been pretty busy over here as usual at the farm. We managed to get through the Thanksgiving holiday without any problems and everyone is very happy with their turkeys.  I have been receiving a steady flow of good comments coming back...

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Pigs on the loose!!!

Blog: Bindel Farms   -   Friday October 05, 2012   -   By Jason

Like any other farm across the country, we have occasional stories of animals which have escaped out of there fences.      One story which comes to mind is the day that I came home and found that all seven 200 pound pigs had escaped...

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Of pigs and piglets

Blog: Hood's Heritage Hogs   -   Thursday September 27, 2012   -   By Dot

Sometimes your timing is just a little off. One of our Red Wattle sows, Janis Joplin, decided to go early and had her pigs out in the field, not in the carefully prepared cozy stall in the barn with all of the nice clean straw. On Monday, she...

Hog Farmers and Pork Lovers - Hang On!

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Thursday September 27, 2012   -   By David

The writing is on the wall. Meat prices in general will be trending up with pork and chicken leading the way. The drought across the corn belt has raised grain prices to the point many farmers are unable to stay in business. I recently saw an article on...

Grain Prices - Will They Effect You?

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Monday August 13, 2012   -   By David

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or just don’t pay attention to the media, you  know much of the United States is suffering from a drought. The experts say this dry weather rivals any we have had in at least fifty years. There will be far...

An Excellent Pig for the Smal Farm

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Friday August 10, 2012   -   By David

Tamworth Sows circa 1920 I'm often asked: "What makes a great pig?" It could be many things depending on what your goals are, but for us at Spring Hill Farms it means: 1) It should be a true heritage breed. 2) Posses a strong,...

If You Believe in the Right to Choose Your Food - ...

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Thursday June 28, 2012   -   By David

Tamworth Barrow circa 1920 Heritage breed hogs are under attack by the Michigan Department of Natural resources. This is a picture of a Tamworth barrow that was a prize winning pig in 1920. Below is a picture of a Tamworth barrow today. To me...

I need help to make this pig farm work for me. Any...

Blog: Great Tasting Pigs   -   Monday June 11, 2012   -   By Donnie

I need any suggestion on Marketing My Very Special Breed of Pigs. Please Help Me...

Pigs need their vitamins too!

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Thursday March 29, 2012   -   By Rowena

I was out this morning taking “little lady” our Berkshire pig a nice bowl of morning goodie s…cracked eggs, leftover cabbage, green beans and the harvest scraps from yesterday for her and she was spinning her 360s in excitement but she had to...

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