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Sunday, January 9, 2011

One of my friends has spots.....

He raises some nice looking hamps and yorks too! :)










I like to check out his herd from time to time... the little ones are sooo cute!
















22 comments:

Amy McPherson Sirk said...

squeeeee! I wants one. Now if I could just figure out how to get it past the neighbors....

Old Smoke said...

I see some future ha...errr, saus...ahhh, pulle....ummm, pork ch...ohhh, well nice piggy(s) :)
Have a good week...clear 'n frosty here.

cowgirl said...

lol Amy...that might be tricky! :)

cowgirl said...

Haha Rick...I shouldn't say this but did see a few baby backs. :)

Sounds like a cool day at your place. Hope you have a great week too! Thanks Rick.

Marc van der Wouw said...

Cute with the dots....Like what Old Smoke had in mind;-)

cowgirl said...

lol Marc...I bet they would be pretty tasty! :)

cabighorse said...

Speaking of pork...

Today was my first attempt at sausage in casings. I was using a 3/8" stuffer for the snack sticks, and the meat was difficult to push through the stuffer. Most notable was the mixture stuck to the pusher and did not want to go through the grind worm & stuffer. The meat was leaner than typical grocery store sausage, and the seasonings were mixed in water before adding to the ground meat. Jeannie, do you or your followers recognize this as typical behavior for stuffers or do I need to do somehting different.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Capt. Ron said...

Hey cowgirl...those look like some fine future pork chops. I'm leaving in the morning to help a friend thin out some piggies that are trying to take over his farm. He took 26 off in December.

Happy New Year!

cowgirl said...

Cabighorse, I'm not sure what type of stuffer you are using but if it has a blade, try removing it while stuffing.
Good luck with it!

cowgirl said...

Hey Capt. Ron, good to see ya! Good luck with the hunt, If I lived closer I'd help. :)
Hope you have a great new year too!
Thanks...

LindaG said...

Very cute and healthy looking!
We are trying to decide what pig to have when we can finally start homesteading. It will need to be a breed that free ranges well.

I am thinking Tamworth, if I can find any and they aren't too expensive, but at this stage we're still researching.

cowgirl said...

Tamsworth are good pigs Linda. They are tasty too! :)
I'm a firm believer that a pig can never have too much room. Pastured pigs are healthy, happy pigs...and if you don't have pasture land, the larger the pen the better. :)
The initial cost of good fencing might be high but well worth the money.
No matter what breed you raise, homegrown are the best! :)

LindaG said...

The hubby said they had pigs when he was growing up. I saw the pen they had - it's completely overgrown now. Now that I'm old enough to appreciate these things (!) I really am looking forward to raising more of our own food, even though I'm nervous, too!

We'll have a rough 15 acres that has 3 strand barbed wire - but I want to maybe put something more with that, just to encourage the chickens and such to stay inside. ;-)
Thanks for sharing all your knowledge!

Mrs. JP said...

Nice pics. Yep the little ones are cute...my Dad used to carry a little one around w/ him while he fed the moms which was quite the trick seeing as how those mom's are so protective!

Chris said...

They look so cute!

I bet that is some good quality pork, look how clean the conditions are.

cowgirl said...

Linda you're going to love growing your own food. It sounds like your husband has some experience with pigs..that will come in handy when you get moved.
Good luck!! :)

cowgirl said...

lol Mrs JP, your Dad is a talented fellow! I know how hard it is to pick up a little one with mom around. You better be ready to run. lol
Thanks!

cowgirl said...

Chris they are adorable. lol
Yep.. he raises hundreds of piglets a year and treats them like kings and queens. :)

Anonymous said...

I am from your area. Can you tell me where to find these pigs. My kids show pigs and they look pretty good from the pics.

Ohiofarmgirl said...

would you just LOOK at all that bacon just standing around!?!?

cowgirl said...

Thank you Anonymous! They are in Texas.. shoot me an e-mail if you're interested. This batch is sold but there will be more this spring.

cowgirl said...

lol Ohiofarmgirl... I like the way you think!