Sunday, October 10, 2010

We woke Friday morning to a new litter of piglets (14 - 13 now as the runt has since died). This is Big Spot's third litter with us, and her smallest! We just slaughtered a gilt from her last litter a week ago. We could call her "old reliable"-she breeds easily and has high quality offspring.

This morning while feeding the hogs before going to Mass, our expectant sow Harry jumped her fence. She wasn't in any hurry to get back in. Usually a hog will follow a feed bucket, but Harry wouldn't follow until she took a tour around the grounds.

Was at the library on Friday; tried to find a book by the master of locked room mysteries, John Dickson Carr, but couldn't find a single title. I settled for "The Yellow Room" by Mary Roberts Rinehart. I recall reading and enjoying this one many years ago.

Finally, another plug to clear our inventory: Everything is on sale at Requiem Press.

Oremus pro invicem!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Sweeeeet Pork

Finally the weather has cooled a bit ... cooled enough to slaughter a hog. She was farrowed in Feb and was probably 275+ lbs. Since the end of July she has been on a diet of milk, grain, watermelon, pears, greens, and hay, and did I say milk every day?

Last night we had a crown roast (from the loin where the chops come from). It was the sweetest pork I have ever tasted. It was the milk, I am convinced.

After today, I am going to leave Friday's "New Requiem Press website" post on top for a while. If I have any readers left, please spread the word. We really need to raise some money and clear out our inventory. Here's the new link: .

Oremus pro invicem!

Friday, October 01, 2010

New Requiem Press Website!

Unveiling our new Requiem Press website!

No hidden costs! Shipping included in the listed price.

Everything is on discount!

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Thanks - Oremus pro invicem!