Monday, December 29, 2014

Carpenter at work

Charlie is taking advantage of the sunny days we have between rain storms to work on the Hawg Haus. The doorway has been framed. The pigs are much shorter than this doorway but this structure will serve eventually as the farrowing house so we have to be able to get the farmers into it in case any midwifing is needed.

After building the door, Charlie propped it in the doorway until he has time to attach the hinges.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Helpful Visitors

Visitors to the farm are always willing to pitch in and help with routine chores or whatever project is currently underway. Laurie and Brian have been here doing just that the past few days and we are very grateful.
Brian helped Charlie with the Hawg Haus. The roof is almost complete.

Laurie assisted with egg gathering.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hawg Haus in progress

Charlie has been working away on the portable piggy pens he's designing & building in preparation for the KuneKune pigs we've purchased. While Jonathan was visiting he helped with the construction of the first one and named the structure "Hawg Haus."
Charlie and Jonathan taking a photo break from their work.

Two days later. Brian just arrived so the work that requires 4 hands can resume.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Kunekune, arriving soon!

After considering many porcine breeds we have decided to raise Kunekune, an old & rare breed. Kunekune are small, friendly and vegetarian so they are well suited to our system of pasturing our animals. Stay tuned!

This litter is a little older than the ones we will be receiving. 

Kunekune love tummy rubs!

Bella, one of our 2 gilts, arriving soon