livestock

Our new pasture management plan

Meet this guy, our new pasture management equipment:

yet to be named

yet to be named

I cheated and posted a pic of him on Instagram already. So stinkin’ cute. He will be a welcome addition to the farm, perhaps as early as next week. We are watching out for another guy to purchase for his buddy.

He comes from this gal:

Mom

Mom

The gal on the RIGHT. Brown Swiss cross, “Essence of Loveliness” as named by Jordan. Essence will be coming to the farm as soon as she comes off milking. We got delayed by life, by weather and by the lack of financial resources…but soon we will have fencing installed and some real-life lawn mowers.

Won’t this guy

Wilbur

Wilbur

be happy to have some buddies! Stay tuned.

Piglets

So, we have our first livestock…a piglet. Our friends and neighbors built a pen and asked if we wanted to join them in purchasing a piglet to finish out and fill our freezer. We gave it a little thought and were excited about the prospect of having our first livestock…even if it wasn’t on our property.

So, we bought a pig…but after a little more thought, unlike the others who signed on for this adventure, we chose a female gilt. Why? Well, in case I name her of course.

Huh?

Well, if I name her, odds are that she will never make it to our chest freezer. Yep. We are soft that way. Plan B is her temporary name. Meaning, if we cannot foresee her being in our freezer, we can get her bred and raise other piglets for sale (or for our freezer…as long as they don’t have names.

Soft.

Penelope?

Penelope?

She loves our cucumbers.

Guinevere?

Guinevere?

She’s kinda cute.

Frances?

Frances?

Plan B.