New piglets arrived today. Look at these little spunky things.
Family owned and operated hobby farm providing fresh eggs, quality meats and produce.
New piglets arrived today. Look at these little spunky things.
Meaties in a bigger pen. Next step, free range and tractors.
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Snacks packed, movies picked out, trailer loaded. We are off to get a load of apples for some very spoiled pigs.
These guys are living it up with tons of green grass, good food and space for sunbathing or hiding in the shade.
Freshly cut garlic scapes are available today only. $2.50 for 4 oz (approx 10 scapes). 16oz total available.
I will link some of my favorite recipes and uses in the comments.
I am available to meet up locally!
The greenhouse works. I'm setting an alarm so that I can remember to open it up in the mornings.
Happy pigs with expanded feed troughs. We are planning a Yakima run for apples next week. Time to sweeten the meat!
Our pigs are fed grain from Patriot Farm and Feed, fresh brewers grains and all the fresh produce we can get our hands on. They are finished on apples and grains.
We are 1 step closer to having the grain silos operational. We poured the concrete pad today. Time for a good night's sleep before we finish transplanting all 72 tomatoes tomorrow.
This is funny.
Chehalis Livestock Market
2 grain silos
OPERATION GRAIN SILO is well underway. Time to travel home.
Here is a little background information on our Mangalica sow. She is part of a recovering breed that was almost extinct 30 years ago.
The Mangalica (also Mangalitsa or Mangalitza) is a Hungarian breed of domestic pig. It was developed in the mid-19th century by crossbreeding Hungarian breeds from Szalonta and Bakony with the European wild boar and the Serbian Šumadija breed. The Mangalica pig grows a thick, woolly coat similar...
Wooly Mama is moved! We will have a litter of Mangelica/Berkshire pigs soon.
It might be snowing outside. But that doesn't stop Spring from still showing signs of new life. Welcome to ths newest chicks!
Even with all the cold, the garlic is growing. I'll have 2 varieties this year, which come on at different times. 2 scape harvests and 2 garlic harvests. I can't wait for fresh foods again!
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We just started our tomato seeds too!
This is so punny, ha!
We have an abundance of eggs. $3/doz.
We moved the litter and mama pig from the farrowing pen to a nice big pen out back. Mama follows me and her babies follow her.
They are loving the huge delivery of spent grains today!
Do you brew at home, or have friends who brew beer? We will take your spent grains, and even drive to get them!
Turkey eggs anyone?
$3 a half dozen for Turkey eggs,
$3 a dozen for chicken eggs
It's the year of Rooster (and we have 2!), winter is well under way, we survived the snow, and spring is right around the corner. I'm going to be out working in the Orchard for the next few days if anyone wants to help prune.
Pickling 2016 underway
Green bean harvest is underway! We made it through 1/3 of the jungle today. This will more than fill up my pressure canners. Tomorrow we harvest the next few rows.
The season's first red tomato. I touched it and it fell off the vine.
The next batch of meat chickens have arrived! These will be ready in about 10 weeks. If you are interested in fresh fryers we offer them for $2/lbs whole or 2.50/lb pieced out to request. $5 deposits secure your bird. If there is enough interest, we will run a 3rd batch this year.
First blackberries of the season. 10 more pickings like this and I might be able to make a batch of jam. Maybe.
Pitting cherries today getting ready to dehydrate them. I looked up the price on these in the store and I am so glad that I can make them myself!
We are starting to butcher meat chickens this next weekend. If you are interested in them, they are $2/lbs whole. If you would like it pieced out, it is an additional $2.50 fee. Chicken is sold by the whole bird only.
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Just some shots of the garden this memorial weekend.
These 7 pains in my butt got out this morning. Hilarious story to follow.
We are getting ready to go outside to do morning chores when I look up to see a pig running across the yard. In my non-caffienated morning grogginess I had a moment of confusion until I realized that was our pig, and that the pig WAS NOT in its pen. Simultaneously Jared and I yelled the pigs are loose, and we bolted out the door, me in my birkenstock sandals, Jared only half dressed. I ran to the back, and Jared ran towards the pigs. I did a quick assessment of the pen to discover they had pushed the one way gate open (in the direction it's not supposed to go) and squeezed out. At least the fence is intact.
So I grab a bucket of apples and run back across the yard to where I had seen them, all congregating by the compost/chicken coop. Our apple buckets are metal, so as soon as I got what I deemed was close enough for the pigs to see/hear/smell me I stopped and started banging the sides. And here it starts, the 4 biggest pigs saw me, and they start running after me. I am now running from a small herd of pigs in sandals with a bucket of apples. I get them towards the pen, I run inside and dump the apples trying to lure them in. Failed. They just kinda looked at me like I was stupid. They didn't go anywhere, just hung out right outside the pen. So I grabbed a few more apples and started to lure them in. I was going to focus on these and then do a count and find the others. All of a sudden Herbie yells and here comes the last 3 pigs with a Professional pig wrangler chasing them. Herbie in his typical farm wear of a diaper and rubber boots chasing the last 3 pigs toward the pen.
After some strategically placed apples leading into a huge pile in the pen we were able to get all 7 pigs safe back in their piggy habitat.
Happy Mother's Day everyone!
Yesterday we finished putting the garden in. Today we are driving to the East side for 100 lbs of asparagus and 1000 lbs of apples for the pigs.
Meat chicks have arrived. They will be ready for butcher in about 8 weeks. We are taking $5 deposits on them up until butcher date. I will upload a price sheet with more detailed information regarding pricing.
So today's story that I can't even make up if I tried. My in laws came over and of course we had to show off the turkeys. Well I counted, thought I was off by 1, and could swear I could hear peeping coming from the water heater. So I brushed off the webs, and grabbed the flashlight. Couldn't find the turkey anywhere but I could hear it. The turkey was in the wall. We cut a section of the drywall and pulled it back enough to get the dustball out. Last year I had turkeys that would flip on their backs and suffocate. This year I have turkeys that climb into walls...
Turkeys arrived today. This is their temporary bin while I finish setting up their temporary home.
Cock-a-croak-a-doo...someone is a rooster instead of a hen. He is getting his voice, so the sounds are less than musical.
I took some pictures of spring around the farm during morning chores. The bees were buzzing and it was a peaceful walk through the orchard and garden.
Today is going to be a gorgeous day out, so I am going to be working outside, first task is transplanting tomatoes. I have starts in all 36 of my pods. Goal is 500 lbs of tomatoes this year, so far so good!
I'm working on my herb garden, and so far I have a 5 different herbs planted. I'll be adding to it as I find more that I want. Check out this awesome shot of one of my hens I captured today.
Happy Easter from the Barr Family!
We had 5 yds of 4 way soil from Orth Bark N Farm delivered today. Soon the raised beds will be ready for the first seeds.
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