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6 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Getting Pigs

Keeping homestead pigs can be rewarding an enjoyable. Here are a few things I wish I'd done before bringing piglets home for the first time!

Pet Pig... Sandbox or Sand pit: A sand box is a great enrichment activity for pigs. They enjoy rooting around in the soft sand. Be sure to supervise your pig to avoid eating the sand. You can hide treats like popcorn or cheerios in the sand and watch them "treasure hunt". Pigs have a very keen sense of smell, hiding treats in the sand allows them to use that super power and satisfy their natural need to root and forage for food.

Home - American Mini Pig Association

Pet Pig... Sandbox or Sand pit: A sand box is a great enrichment activity for pigs. They enjoy rooting around in the soft sand. Be sure to supervise your pig to avoid eating the sand. You can hide treats like popcorn or cheerios in the sand and watch them "treasure hunt". Pigs have a very keen sense of smell, hiding treats in the sand allows them to use that super power and satisfy their natural need to root and forage for food.

Learn the dirty truth about raising homestead pigs on pasture, how much land you really need, and how to give your pigs a good life.

The Dirty Truth about Homestead Pigs on Pasture - Reformation Acres

Learn the dirty truth about raising homestead pigs on pasture, how much land you really need, and how to give your pigs a good life.

Raising pigs can be easy if you know what to do. Learn what you should know about raising pigs before you bring them home. Learn to avoid common mistakes so you too can enjoy raising pigs on your homestead.

The BIG List of Things you Should Know About Raising Pigs • Walkerland

Raising pigs can be easy if you know what to do. Learn what you should know about raising pigs before you bring them home. Learn to avoid common mistakes so you too can enjoy raising pigs on your homestead.

Raising pigs without smell and on the cheap » The Homestead Survival

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Raising Pigs for Free: How to Scavenge Food For Your Pigs!

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The best toy for a pig, a 5 gallon bucket!

Toy for Pigs | Five Gallon Ideas

Cats play with yarn, dogs chase frisbees and parakeets have their mirrors. Like any domesticated animal, pigs need some form of intellectual stimulation. Many homesteaders recommend giving a pig a bowling ball to push around, but bowling balls are hard … Continue reading →

Raising pigs

Pastured Pigs: A checklist and cost breakdown of getting started

Raising pigs

Learn the dirty truth about raising homestead pigs on pasture, how much land you really need, and how to give your pigs a good life.

The Dirty Truth about Homestead Pigs on Pasture - Reformation Acres

Learn the dirty truth about raising homestead pigs on pasture, how much land you really need, and how to give your pigs a good life.

MUST-DO preparations to make before getting piglets! #homestead #homesteading #pigs #piglets #selfsufficiency #farmlife

6 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Getting Pigs

MUST-DO preparations to make before getting piglets! #homestead #homesteading #pigs #piglets #selfsufficiency #farmlife

Lessons In Raising Pigs (What NOT To Do!) | The Elliott Homestead (.com)

Lessons in Raising Pigs - The Elliott Homestead

I feel like I could fairly easily write a book on how NOT to farm. The way NOT to do things. And still, here I am, talking about lessons in raising pigs.

Kune Kune pigs a wonderful type of pig originally found in New Zealand. These pigs are known for their laid back and friendly personality. Though the can get between 100-250 pounds, these pigs are still considered miniature compared to some of their large

Kune Kune Pigs

Kune Kune pigs are a wonderful type of pig originally found in New Zealand. These pigs are known for their laid back and friendly personality. Unlike other pigs, Kune Kune are grazers and not...

Why Every Rural Homestead Should Have a Pig - The Not So Modern Housewife

Raising Pigs for Meat - Why You Should Have a Pig

Pigs are an economical way to fill your freezer full of meat for your family. They can reach butcher weight in 7 months and require less space than cattle.

Learn the dirty truth about raising homestead pigs on pasture, how much land you really need, and how to give your pigs a good life.

The Dirty Truth about Homestead Pigs on Pasture - Reformation Acres

Learn the dirty truth about raising homestead pigs on pasture, how much land you really need, and how to give your pigs a good life.

How to Butcher Your Own Homestead Hog (with videos!)

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How to Butcher Your Own Homestead Hog (with videos!)

Having pigs on the homestead can be such a joy! Having these 6 things in place before getting piglets will help make keeping backyard pigs more fun, and less frustrating!

6 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Getting Pigs

Having pigs on the homestead can be such a joy! Having these 6 things in place before getting piglets will help make keeping backyard pigs more fun, and less frustrating!

Getting ready for pigs is a little more complicated than I first realized - DON'T bring home pigs til you've thought through these 6 things!

6 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Getting Pigs

Getting ready for pigs is a little more complicated than I first realized - DON'T bring home pigs til you've thought through these 6 things!

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Made some pig feeders today so I can feed the pigs from outside the pen.

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Our experience with raising pigs was a good one. In fact, we absolutely loved having them on our homestead. The pigs taught us lessons over the spring, summer and autumn and they left us with a sincere appreciation for what it truly takes to put meat on our family dinner table. Let us take you through what you should know when raising pigs.

The BIG List of Things you Should Know About Raising Pigs • Walkerland

Our experience with raising pigs was a good one. In fact, we absolutely loved having them on our homestead. The pigs taught us lessons over the spring, summer and autumn and they left us with a sincere appreciation for what it truly takes to put meat on our family dinner table. Let us take you through what you should know when raising pigs.

Raising Pigs for Free: How to Scavenge Food For Your Pigs!

Harvesting The Honey

Obviously the whole reason to set up, maintain, and stock a beehive is to harvest honey. You will know that it is time to harvest the honey when you look i

Raising pigs A-Z Pigs take 6 months to raise from birth to butcher weight. Buy piglets in the spring, butcher in the fall, let them happily forage during the green months (supplemented with vege garden, chicken eggs, leftovers, etc.)

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Keeping the fly population down can reduce the risk of flystrike. Read my article HERE for 15+ tips for controlling flies in and around the chicken coop.

Flystrike in Backyard Chickens, Causes, Prevention & Treatment

Flystrike is an extremely important topic for backyard chicken keepers to be aware of, but I’m going to warn you: it’s gag-worthy, so I promise to be as succinct as possible in covering the topic. WHAT IS FLYSTRIKE? Flystrike is a sanitized nickname for maggots living in and feeding on the ...

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Online Intro to Beekeeping Class! Now streaming! Great for beginners or intermediate level beekeepers.

10 MISTAKES NEW BEEKEEPERS MAKE - Beekeeping Like A Girl

Many new beekeepers learn things the hard way. As a beekeeping instructor, it’s my job to keep my students from meeting this all too common fate! Read on to find out the mistakes I see most often and how to avoid them. With so much to learn as a new beekeeper, missteps are as inevitable as …

5 WAYS TO HELP A FAILING HIVE

5 WAYS TO HELP A FAILING HIVE - Beekeeping Like A Girl

If you are inspecting your hives regularly, you can usually see the end coming. When a colony starts to fail, it can be challenging to figure out why, let alone solve the issue. So, what can a beekeeper do to help their bees? Read on to find out about some catchall techniques that might reverse …

Online Intro to Beekeeping Class! Now streaming! Great for beginners or intermediate level beekeepers.

10 MISTAKES NEW BEEKEEPERS MAKE - Beekeeping Like A Girl

Many new beekeepers learn things the hard way. As a beekeeping instructor, it’s my job to keep my students from meeting this all too common fate! Read on to find out the mistakes I see most often and how to avoid them. With so much to learn as a new beekeeper, missteps are as inevitable as …

5 WAYS TO HELP A FAILING HIVE

5 WAYS TO HELP A FAILING HIVE - Beekeeping Like A Girl

If you are inspecting your hives regularly, you can usually see the end coming. When a colony starts to fail, it can be challenging to figure out why, let alone solve the issue. So, what can a beekeeper do to help their bees? Read on to find out about some catchall techniques that might reverse …

6 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Getting Pigs

Keeping homestead pigs can be rewarding an enjoyable. Here are a few things I wish I'd done before bringing piglets home for the first time!

Pet Pig... Sandbox or Sand pit: A sand box is a great enrichment activity for pigs. They enjoy rooting around in the soft sand. Be sure to supervise your pig to avoid eating the sand. You can hide treats like popcorn or cheerios in the sand and watch them "treasure hunt". Pigs have a very keen sense of smell, hiding treats in the sand allows them to use that super power and satisfy their natural need to root and forage for food.

Home - American Mini Pig Association

Pet Pig... Sandbox or Sand pit: A sand box is a great enrichment activity for pigs. They enjoy rooting around in the soft sand. Be sure to supervise your pig to avoid eating the sand. You can hide treats like popcorn or cheerios in the sand and watch them "treasure hunt". Pigs have a very keen sense of smell, hiding treats in the sand allows them to use that super power and satisfy their natural need to root and forage for food.

Learn the dirty truth about raising homestead pigs on pasture, how much land you really need, and how to give your pigs a good life.

The Dirty Truth about Homestead Pigs on Pasture - Reformation Acres

Learn the dirty truth about raising homestead pigs on pasture, how much land you really need, and how to give your pigs a good life.

Raising pigs can be easy if you know what to do. Learn what you should know about raising pigs before you bring them home. Learn to avoid common mistakes so you too can enjoy raising pigs on your homestead.

The BIG List of Things you Should Know About Raising Pigs • Walkerland

Raising pigs can be easy if you know what to do. Learn what you should know about raising pigs before you bring them home. Learn to avoid common mistakes so you too can enjoy raising pigs on your homestead.

Raising pigs without smell and on the cheap » The Homestead Survival

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Raising pigs without smell and on the cheap » The Homestead Survival

Raising Pigs for Free: How to Scavenge Food For Your Pigs!

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Raising Pigs for Free: How to Scavenge Food For Your Pigs!

The best toy for a pig, a 5 gallon bucket!

Toy for Pigs | Five Gallon Ideas

Cats play with yarn, dogs chase frisbees and parakeets have their mirrors. Like any domesticated animal, pigs need some form of intellectual stimulation. Many homesteaders recommend giving a pig a bowling ball to push around, but bowling balls are hard … Continue reading →

Raising pigs

Pastured Pigs: A checklist and cost breakdown of getting started

Raising pigs

Learn the dirty truth about raising homestead pigs on pasture, how much land you really need, and how to give your pigs a good life.

The Dirty Truth about Homestead Pigs on Pasture - Reformation Acres

Learn the dirty truth about raising homestead pigs on pasture, how much land you really need, and how to give your pigs a good life.

MUST-DO preparations to make before getting piglets! #homestead #homesteading #pigs #piglets #selfsufficiency #farmlife

6 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Getting Pigs

MUST-DO preparations to make before getting piglets! #homestead #homesteading #pigs #piglets #selfsufficiency #farmlife

Lessons In Raising Pigs (What NOT To Do!) | The Elliott Homestead (.com)

Lessons in Raising Pigs - The Elliott Homestead

I feel like I could fairly easily write a book on how NOT to farm. The way NOT to do things. And still, here I am, talking about lessons in raising pigs.

Kune Kune pigs a wonderful type of pig originally found in New Zealand. These pigs are known for their laid back and friendly personality. Though the can get between 100-250 pounds, these pigs are still considered miniature compared to some of their large

Kune Kune Pigs

Kune Kune pigs are a wonderful type of pig originally found in New Zealand. These pigs are known for their laid back and friendly personality. Unlike other pigs, Kune Kune are grazers and not...

Why Every Rural Homestead Should Have a Pig - The Not So Modern Housewife

Raising Pigs for Meat - Why You Should Have a Pig

Pigs are an economical way to fill your freezer full of meat for your family. They can reach butcher weight in 7 months and require less space than cattle.