Sunday, March 24, 2013

Feels more like a homestead around here!!!!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Addition to the farm & Fencing

Well we are now starting to get some more livestock for the farm.  2 Weeks ago, dad found 2 pigs (a guilt and a boar), since the boar wasn't able to breed the guilt, we went ahead and took him to the local Menonite butcher, and that's a story in it'self.

Now, this boar weighed 400 Lbs, after we unloaded it, we wanted to weigh him, to get a idea of how much meat we would get, but that boar had other idea's. That boar WAS NOT going on that scale, out of the blue, that big rascal climbed OVER a 5 foot metal gate!!!!!!!! Puts a whole new meaning to the saying "When pigs fly",  I knew that a pig was fast (that's another story for another blog post), but I had NO idea that a pig was that agile. Now we have around 200 Lbs of local raised pork in the freezer, at a cost of, less than a dollar per pound!!!!!!!

Here are some photo's of the boar.

Now, we still have the guilt to worry about, and we don't have a placed to properly keep a pig, so today dad and I put up a temporary pen to keep her in, until we build a lot that is properly fenced. So that called for a trip to the TSC in Bowling Green. Since we need some fencing for some other pastures, and chicken run, we went ahead and got fencing for all that to, and in doing so, we kinda over loaded our F150.

So all that fencing should keep me busy for a little while :)