Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Sat, Aug 16, 2014 - 2:24pm

Pig Slaughter

Well, time to say goodbye to Pinky & Oinky...

Raising pigs for the first time has been a solid success. Shortly I'll put together a write-up of my experience and lessons learned, but first, it's time to process our two hogs.

The pigs will be slaughtered this coming Friday, Aug 22 @ 1pm 11am.

Local slaughterer John "One Shot" Taylor will be handling the wet work right on my property. I expect it to take 30-45 minutes in total. » Read more

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Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 - 11:04pm

Looking for a Pig Partner

I think I've talked myself into getting a pig in the near future. I've figured out where the pen will go on my property and (mostly) gotten my wife on board.

Adam Parks from Victorian Farmstead is going to connect me with his sustainably-raised pork provider, who can supply me with a heritage breed piglet.

It takes about 6 months to raise a pig to slaughter age, so I'm thinking of getting one soon (i.e., in January) so the pig is processed before summer vacation season arrives in full force.