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Hog Harvest

Fall brings harvest time, and it is time to harvest your larger pasture raised animals!  It’s hog harvest time!  You can butcher and process your pig at home, and we can show you how.  This hands-on agri-class gives you an opportunity to learn how to “seam butcher” your pig, a technique that requires very basic equipment and a good table.  You’ll also get to make sausage, homemade ham and bacon, and learn about special charcuterie products you can make at home.  Coppa and proscuitto are within your reach!

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Participants scraping the hair off a hog.

Participants scraping the hair off a hog.

Contact us today to reserve your spot in this three day class that starts Friday, November 11 and finishes Sunday November 13.  For more information, click HERE.

Success! A well cut loin and belly from a Mangalitsa pig.

Success! A well cut loin and belly from a Mangalitsa pig.

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Pig Season

The Hog Harvest classes are coming up!  Here’s a cool video a friend of ours did about our pigs:

 

Piggin’

In the last week we’ve had an explosion of our pig population.  Through the recent yucky, springish wintery snowy rain weather the sows decided it was time for piggin’, or farrowing.  Here are a couple videos Mark made talking about this process in a pasture system:

 

 

Yesterday the little ones were following their mothers around, napping in the sun, and just enjoying being alive.  You’ll be able to see them, plus everything else we do, when you come for a class.  You get a whole farm experience with a focused learning topic.  They’ll still be little and cute for the April Pastured Poultry class!