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April 26, 2019

The mixed breed geese have diligently tried to brood and hatch offspring with little to no success. This spring is different! One goose has managed to hatch eight goslings (out an tottering around) with at least two more in the next on the verge of hatching.

What a grea...

December 6, 2018

In late Spring 2017, I had a glut of eggs. After researching the topic, I decided to try freezing some for winter use which is when the chickens are typically on strike. 

So, I lightly beat the eggs, added a pinch of salt for each dozen, and tucked them away in the fr...

September 11, 2018

I stumbled across an article on managing hog-on-hog aggression and was surprised to read this:

We are very much stuck between a rock and a hard place with this issue....It’s vital that pigs are bred to grow faster. We live on a “Hungry Planet”, with competition for feed...

August 7, 2018

The move from their wooded paddock on to a grassy area in the sun has made Eleanor, Dusty, and all their piglets oh so content.  It was nice to see them so happy and just soaking in the sun.  The piglets are growing like weeds.  There are six feeder piglets still avail...

July 27, 2018

I received more feedback from the first-time AGH "consumer" on the quality of AGH pork and also the meat totals he was able to harvest from the 4.5 month old piglet we gave him!

"In total - I got:

10 saddle chops,

1 qt of lard,

2 smoking hams,

6-8 lbs of belly bacon,



July 26, 2018

We recently received a gift of homemade goose/venison sausage, ground venison, and venison roasts from a gentleman who works with my daughter.  It was all delicious!

We were bragging to him about how the lard from our hogs would make a great addition to his processed me...

July 12, 2018

Stanfield's Fred Astaire, Big Fred to us, has returned home.  He has been visiting our friend's farm for the last three and a half months.  While there, he sired a litter of 10 beautiful piglets.  He put on a little weight on his vacation so we have some work to do to...

June 5, 2018

The American Guinea Hog Association booth at the Mother Earth News Fair in Frederick, Maryland this past weekend was very popular with attendees.  Our boar, Sam Adams, was the star of the show and a big hit with both children and adults.  There was keen interest in Ame...

May 24, 2018

The sheep have finally been sheared and boy do they look more comfortable.  They gave us some beautiful fleece to wash, comb, and spin.

May 11, 2018

My husband has been cleaning out the two, old sheds that are located on our new farm property.  The sheds contained nothing of any value - just trash and junk.  So far, everything has been taken to the local dump -- until last night. 

That was when he found --...

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