Posts Tagged ‘american guinea hog’

We experienced a couple new births on the farm this week, our first goat birth and our first American Guinea Hog birth! Our first of two pregnant hogs farrowed six piglets the same day as our first pregnant American Alpine doe kidded her first doeling! Here’s a video of the newly born piglets: The piglets […]

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Over the winter when there is little to forage on in the woods, we supplement the hogs with non-gmo swine feed. This video shows the instinctive reaction hogs have to all feed at once. It is fun watching them enjoy their meal time!

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Guinea Hogs Foraging

Our American Guinea Hogs live the good life! They spend all day foraging in the woods. When they’ve cleared out one spot, we rotate them to a new one. Typically we use electric fencing for rotational pens in the woods, but in this video we used hog panels instead. Check out the big pigs in the […]

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Goat Kids We have an adorable addition to the homestead, two goat kids! They are Alpine does, which we purchased from George’s Mill Farm. If you’re wondering why their ears look green, it’s because they were just tatooed before I brought them home. The lighter colored one was born on March 9th and the tan one on […]

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For about a month now we’ve been experimenting with a fodder system for feed. It’s still in the experimentation phase, but I thought I’d share our results so far. After some research, we decided to play around with growing barley fodder. It could lower our feed costs, plus we really like the idea of having […]

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This spring and summer were our first on the homestead, and we are very happy with how much we accomplished. We were able to begin producing some products to sell, chicken and eggs, but primarily this year was a foundational year of laying the groundwork for various endeavors. Meat Chickens In the spring we raised about […]

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Are you familiar with the Slow Food movement? It was started in the 1980s as a reaction to the opening of a McDonald’s in Rome. People had enough of “fast food” that comes at the expense of health, taste, and culture. Now, Slow Food is an international organization whose mission is “good, clean and fair food […]

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Here are our three new hogs in their new pen. The females which are a couple of weeks younger and hence smaller than the boar were able to squeeze through the gap where we attached the gate to the goat panels so we purchased these new hog panels this weekend. The hog panels are shorter […]

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Hogs!

Exciting news this weekend on the homestead farm! We found a perfect opportunity to get into raising hogs, so we visited two farms in the area and came home with a brand new breeding trio of American Guinea Hogs! We’ll have a follow up post soon with more details about the hogs we picked up […]

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