Spring 2018

Spring 2018

The sheep have been sheared. Kids are born (next door at the Morris Goat Plaza) and introducing “Sweet Pea”! We brought home a York/Hampshire cross gilt this weekend and she is (by far) the nicest and sweetest little pig we have purchased. She is enjoying the green grass and we will introduce her to the…

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Spring 2016 – 4 Duroc Pigs

Spring 2016 – 4 Duroc Pigs

Continuing our goal of raising only heritage breeds, we now are raising Duroc Pigs Many Americans have only experienced pork from CAFO (Confined Animal Feeding Operation) raised pigs. Big Agriculture engineered new pig breeds that fit the factory farm model. They developed pork they could market as “the other white meat”.  Lower in fat but tasteless and tough…

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Feeling Fall

Feeling Fall

The air is crisper and smells cleaner in the mornings now. The ground fog and morning mist over the Sandy River have retaken their place after being beaten back by summer’s warm siege. The garden is slumping and wilting after its labors. What was once bright and tasty green is turning yellow, brittle and worn. Fall is here! Time to hang…

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GOS – GLOUCESTERSHIRE OLD SPOTS PIGS

GOS – GLOUCESTERSHIRE OLD SPOTS PIGS

Our next pigs will be Gloucestershire Old Spots Pigs (GOS) these pigs are awesome animals. This heritage and rare breed, as a general rule, has a very sane, calm temperament – much like the Large Black Heritage. Our new pigs (three weaners/barrows) will be coming from White Buffalo Ranch in Aumsville Oregon. This couple has…

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Chub and Dozer

Chub and Dozer

We are currently raising two black heritage pigs. Large Black Hogs, a heritage breed of pigs, are considered an extremely endangered species in North America. Our two pigs (Chub and Dozer) arrived here on the 15th of April 2015 from a local Corbett Oregon farm. They have grown quickly and are very friendly and docile. We have provided…

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Breakfast for Chub and Dozer

Breakfast for Chub and Dozer

The piggies, after arriving on April 15, would absolutely burrow themselves down into the hay and you couldn’t even see them at first when you would go see them in the morning. This was one morning where we took some left over cereal for them. The weaners having breakfast

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