“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

The Tale of Two Piggies

Monday's rain ushered in a cold front and yesterday felt quite wintry.  The wind whistled outside the house as I sat by the fire 



knitting a hat for our Carolina Wren.  I had made another hat, but it was a little too large for her newborn head, so this one should fit until she grows into the first.


Across from me:



Behind me:  



Beside me:



I am never alone.


I spent a part of yesterday working on a batch of bread and filming the preparation.  I will turn that into a video in the coming days and post on YouTube and here, on the blog.


And for your reading pleasure (I hope)... here is another installment.  Today's chapter is about the day that Ginger and MaryAnn came to live on the farm.



Chapter #?


Hi Bev… I wanted to let you know that we had a beautiful litter of 6 piglets arrive [born] this morning. We have 4 gilts [girls]  and 2 boars [boys].  They are all double “wattled” and so cute. If you all are considering adding piggies---this is a great breed!"

 

It was an email from my blog friend, Amy.  She had read on my farm blog that we had made a decision to add Kunekune pigs to our farm family.  A little research had taught me that Kunekunes (making a recovery from near extinction in the...


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