pasture pork

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Poet
By Poet on Thu, Feb 20, 2014 - 6:57pm

Family Of 4 Lives 'Off The Grid' In The Middle Of The Desert

I'm gonna post a link to a Yahoo! Finance feature article (with pictures) on this guy, Abe Connally (34) and his wife Josie.

VelaCreations

Very inspiring late Gen-X, early Gen-Y couple with two kids who managed to homestead in the Texas desert on very little. They grow most of their own vegetables, raise pigs, chicken, rabbits, etc. Rely on solar power and store their own water, etc.

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threehhorse
By threehhorse on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 - 11:30am

Homegrown Pork

I read many years ago about raising pigs in movable pens and I saw how a friend of mine raises chickens in chicken tractors. So I decided to try with pigs. At the same time another friend was raising Glouchestershire pigs also known as Old Spot. They are a heirloom breed from the UK. They are the old style fat pig versus slim and trim. One important trait is that they are very docile, which is important in keeping them confined.