Saturday, June 27, 2009

Brief Update

Update: Commenter Jim D. suggested I put some more info on my pigs for sale up here, so here it goes: These guys were born on 4/24/09. They are Hampshire-Yorkshire crosses (both sire and dame were prize-winners at last year's SC State Fair.) Right now I have 3 Barrows (cut males) and 3 gilts (females) for sale. They are pushing 45-50 pounds. Pictured are a sampling. These are $35 now, but as they bigger they will get more expensive. (Figure about 1 more week at this price.)

We have two litters due in July (ready for sale in late August/early September.) One litter is also a Hamp-York cross. The other is a Hamp-Duroc-York cross.

If you are interested in any, send me an email (link on the right sidebar.) We are in Bethune (Kershaw County) SC.

Sold two piglets yesterday .... several more to go. Moved some pigs today, trying to keep them on fresh ground and some greenery, and have to get the farrowing pen refreshed. We have two litters coming in July.

Dusted my peanuts with gypsum on Thursday. It's been pretty hot out here for outside work, but we did get the garden back in some sort of shape this morning.

Been getting about 4.5 gallons a day from our Jersey. The calf gets some; we make butter; we drink about 2-3 gallons a day. The extra goes to the pigs.

Have been reluctant to comment on Mark Sanford. I was sorely disappointed in him, but I should be old enough to know by now that you can't put too high hopes in mere mortals-especially politicians. Still Mr. Sanford seemed different. Not popular among Dems nor among many Republicans, he seemed to be principled no matter what the cost-I guess only on some things. The family needs prayers. (Boy this society takes it toll on families.)

Back to work...thanks for stopping by.

Oremus pro invicem!


Jim Dorchak said...


You ought to place your pig sales prices / deals on your web site. You know, what your prices are, when you will have more pigs up for sale and that sort of thing.

I agree with you on the Mark Sanford issue. Just sad that is all you can say, just sad.

Jim Dorchak

Jim Dorchak said...


Love your "Need a pig Got a pig" Section.

Jim Dorchak