Category Archives: Pigs

Ensuring Pig Manure Doesn’t Contaminate

Last night I received an email from a thoughtful reader. She’s considering raising a few pigs this spring but is somewhat concerned about all that manure. Although we all know that manure is invaluable to any farmer or gardener, pig manure has qualities that we need to be mindful of – and I’m not just […]

New on Raising Pigs

Watched the news lately? Specifically the news about chemical and medication residue left in the meat we buy at the grocery store? Although most news stories have focused on the obscene feeding practices of cattle and the horrendous living conditions for poultry, I’ll hazard a guess that a large percentage of North American pigs are […]

Raising Pigs – Barn Yard Beauties

We like to raise our pigs out in the barn yard. They can root around in the grass, splash about in the spring mud and tuck themselves out of the mid-day sun under the shelter we built just for them. Raising Pigs on Pasture When pigs are young, fencing isn’t much of a challenge – […]