“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

Bringing Home the Bacon


Piglets with sow at the farm we purchased them from

Last week we added 2 pigs to our homestead.  We have never raised pigs before so this will be a true learning experience for us.  We found these pigs posted on craigslist.  We purchased them for $45 a piece and the drive was about 1 1/2 hours away.



The farmer estimated this sow to weigh around 400 lbs

Our plan for the pigs are to raise them for 5-6 months until hopefully they reach a weight of 200-225 lbs.  At that point we plan to have them slaughtered and butchered.


pigs coming home

Piglets in a large dog kennel ready for the ride home


pigs at home

Piglets at their new home

I plan on posting more details soon about their enclosure and our plan to raise them in a rotational pasture/forest type setting.  So far my enclosure has keep them contained and they seem to be happy rooting and digging a new garden area for us.