How To Build A Pig Shelter. I would readily admit that the Elliotts, in general, tend to be a little bit behind on the ball. Like that one time we actually took our children to church without shoes. I feel like that’s metaphorical for our life in quite a few ways. So it came as
It’s easy, isn’t it, to feel like you’re not enough? This time of year, particularly, I can begin to feel this emotions creep in. Because I’m the Mom who thinks about fun costumes four and a half seconds before we have to be somewhere that requires a fun costume and then I’m all like, “Hey
Follow us on YouTube HERE! Check it out! Our first farrowing on the farm. It’s finally time to welcome our first litter of piglets and our first farrowing- and just in time for Christmas! Have you ever seen a pig give birth? You’re about to…Click here to watch our video.
Our pig, Wallace, used to eat slop from a bucket, lay in the sunshine, roll in his mud bath, and enjoy life. He was my garbage disposal for food scraps, extra milk from the cow, and organic garden waste. Now, Wallace is serving a different purpose: feeding my family. With this Homemade Ham Recipe. As
Y’all, we’ve been busy over here learning proper ways for butchering a pig. My head must be thick as a rock. Almost three months later, I realized that I have yet to post some super-awesome footage that I shot when the Farmstead Meatsmith came to visit our farm and taught us how to butcher pigs.
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES OF ANIMAL BUTCHERING. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED. Today we’re talking about how to butcher pigs. Truthfully, I thought it would be harder to say goodbye to our pastured pigs – Wallace and Chester. And as Brandon Sheard (aka: The Farmstead Meatsmith) (aka: Super Awesome Advocate for Home Butchery and Old School Preservation Methods)
We’ve spent the better part of the last two weekends preparing for the newest animals to arrive on Beatha Fonn. And this, my friends, was pretty dang exciting for an animal-crazed-farm-loving-homesteader like me. Spring time is the time of new beginnings, new options, and new life. Getting to welcome new animals to the homestead seems