Can't believe it's been 2 years since we last posted. Wow. Time Flies. We are very active on our Facebook page so the blog gets forgotten about. I am going to make an effort to post here more often in the future.
A lot has happened in the two years. Where to start? How about with pigs?! I love pigs. For the past two years we have raised 16 pigs. All were pasture raised in a future garden spot with a commercial feed and lots of fruit and veggie leftovers from our local grocery stores.
We just took the last two to butcher last week and have been enjoying our own home-grown pasture raised pork for a few meals now and it's beyond delicious. It feels really good to know where our food comes from.
We sold 12 of the 16 pigs to others and have had great feedback. We are now officially pig farmers (on a small scale) and very proud. Our pigs were happy and received lots of scritches and scratches and belly rubs. We did do some youtube videos on the pigs if you're interested. My favorite is the one with the fainting pig. You'll have to check it out if you're curious what that means. The link to our YouTube channel is http://www.youtube.com/c/MudPuddleFarm
Besides pigs we still have our turkeys and right now have two breeding pairs of Bronze/Merriam crosses and 8 babies. We are thinking about keeping some more hens from this batch but are not sure yet.
We also built a large mobile chicken layer coop. Ray did an awesome job, mostly by himself, on the build. He built it on an hay wagon so we can pull it around the pasture next summer. It has access to the nesting boxes without disturbing the birds, a large watering set-up and a great no-mess feeder. Oh and he built the roosts so they fold up and there is a door to the outside for easy coop cleaning. It is awesome. We are looking forward to eggs soon and will be selling our farm-fresh, pasture raised eggs by next spring! Very exciting.
So, join us on our Facebook page if you are on there and I promise to be back on the blog more often.