Friday, January 29, 2021

St. Joseph's Farm Weekend

 Want to learn about raising and processing pigs. Here's the place to go: 

SJF Weekend Workshop – Pigs 101: Husbandry, Killing, Butchering Basics | St. Josephs Farm

February 19-21.

I hope to see you there!

Oremus pro invicem!

Friday, January 15, 2021

Durable Pigs!

 We slaughtered a hog this morning and were gifted with a new litter of piglets this afternoon. 

This is "Happy's" first litter. We are hoping she is a good mother. This was our boar's last litter with us. We sold him (a Yorkshire) and have a new boar (a Berkshire).

BTW, I have finished reading Durable Trades by Rory Groves. I do recommend it. It is a quick read if you don't read the details of all the trades. (For example, I skipped midwife and baker etc.) Perhaps the best parts of the book are the Introduction and Parts I and III (which are not the listing/descriptions of the durable trades.) 

Oremus pro invicem!

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Merry Christmas!

We were greatly surprised when my son, daughter-in-law, and 2 granddaughters showed up - all the way from Wyoming - to spend Christmas with us. I spent hours holding the infant over the few days they were here. Peace and joy!

We have been busy with so many of my children home (extended due to COVID). We put down our steer, fixed the skew of our feed shed, raised a new goat pen and shelter, cleared shrubs etc. 

It has been great to be working with my children again. There is something special about spending time together in a common endeavor.

Merry Christmas!

Oremus pro invicem!