Our first batch of fall piglets have arrived. Pinky had her first litter of piglets.
Carole Soule's blog
The topic of my recent TEDx talk was, “Every Steak Has a Story,” and my point was that whether you buy meat from a factory farm or from a small farm, like mine, we should honor the animal that gave its life to create food. I decided to bring my “porch pig,” Tazzy, a 30 pound mini pig that is mostly house trained, on stage with me.
Farming is not just about raising cattle or vegetables. It's also about being frugal. “A penny saved is a penny earned,” or “Waste not, Want not,” makes sense for farmers especially when it comes to household appliances and farm equipment. When you buy a new washer or stove or dishwasher I'm excited. That means your old appliance is now available to me.
The Highland Rider 4H group wanted to work with calves this year. The calves were friendly but their mothers were another story. Most all cows are very protective of their babies so we decided to wean the calves early.
The cow looked thin, thinner than the day before so I suspected that there must be a new born calf around. I had been watching Lucy closely for about a month. She was pregnant and her udders had filled out a few days earlier so I knew she was due soon.