Instead of plowing through work, Dave and Anna Pié (and their three small children) took up the yoke to seed a new life farming in Eastern Ohio.
Providing pigs with water can be a challenge, but careful equipment selection and best practices can help–especially when winter temperatures drop below freezing.
Many hands make light work, and a community butchering party is a great idea at hog harvest time. Here are some tips to make sure it’s a fun, efficient event!
Animals do the hard work of improving pastures and soil health, so choose the right ruminants for the land and native growth you already have.
If you raise pigs on your farm, you may consider on-farm pig butchering to save money while harvesting meat. Here’s what to know when learning this skill.
If you choose to keep pigs over the winter, you’ll need to prepare their shelter and water dispensers, as well as plan for their health needs, before cold hits.
Look beyond the feed bag when feeding pigs! From grass to scraps to dairy and more, pigs will gladly make food out of a variety of offerings.
Pasture permaculture is a matter of good grazing—working with the land and managing livestock use to ensure soil regenerates for future yields.
Pigs don’t need to be persuaded to make compost. It’s in their nature! But there are a few things you can do to help your hogs make nutrient-dense fertilizer.