The Animals

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Gleying a pond with pigs

What is “gley” exactly? According to Merriam-Webster gley means: a sticky clay soil or soil layer formed under the surface of some waterlogged soils. In essence I am using my pigs to seal a pond for me. Their manure and weight will tamp and coat the soil to keep the water in. It hasn’t been

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The joys of pigs

Last I wrote I liked the pigs a fair amount. You might even say I rather loved them. That hasn’t really changed. Some things have though. It’s warm out. Everyone is coming out of the barn and exploring the run now. The pigs are exploring the fences now. I was confident the fence would with

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That one time we put security cameras in the barn......

I am happy to announce we are getting eggs from our chickens once again. Even happier to announce that being home means I’m able to collect the eggs before they freeze, most of the time. This was not always the case, however. We had egg eating. Lots of egg eating. I wasn’t able to figure

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I rode a pig today and I wouldn’t recommend it. Pigs are big and strong and can scream really really loud. I’m not sure who was more upset about the situation, me or the pig. The pig probably, I was decently amused I admit. So there I was hunched over pouring 3 gallons of warm

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Making your own Turkey Kill Cone

This is a guest post by my wonderful Husband who does far more farming than he ever wanted to do. Readers Notes: *If you are here solely for the supplies and instructions scroll on down for the TL;DR section of this post. *Pictures were not taken of the original process. The pictures attached to this

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I’m unsure the exact number of birds we have processed at this point. We’ve done 2 large batches of turkey slaughters (10+) and killed a lot of chickens. Thanksgiving dinner was to be killed by us again this year. We weren’t particularly sad about our turkeys demise either. They liked to bite and annoyed me