Post by farmertrappe on Mar 14, 2017 18:43:44 GMT -5
I made arrangements to get two pigs early this year a few weeks ago when it was 70 degrees. I had to pick them up today on a cold wet blowing day. I finished up getting the pen ready last night with Squirrel Wackers help. Someone is not much help, but good company.
Post by farmertrappe on Mar 14, 2017 18:48:19 GMT -5
They have not found the feeder yet, but will soon. They were hunkered down in the straw in the little straw bale house i made for them, seem happy. The idea is to get these up to 180 pounds by first/mid June for the farmers market and then finish out another dozen for the fall.
Post by farmertrappe on Jun 21, 2017 9:38:05 GMT -5
I did not take any pic's, But Poncho & Lefty are gone. Loaded up without tooo much trouble and came right out of the trailer at the butcher shop. Gonna call my local farmer about 10 or a dozen more to get in the pen asap. Need to do some repair work in pen first. But in my future is: scrapple, ham steaks,small smoked hams, boneless chops, thick chops, regular chops,feet, smoked hocks, loin roasts, rope sausage in hot and sweet Italian, regular sage rope sausage, Maple Finger Links, regular brats, onion and pepper brats, Chesapeake brats.
So the next time we'll see Poncho or Lefty might be in the "What's for supper" thread, I gather. Man, I wish I had the location to raise my own but, I have to rely on others for that. I just buy them on the hoof and go from there to the freezer, without paying a butcher. It is already in the plans for this fall again.