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Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Lambs Grazing



Moving into the big pen


Checking out the yard 


Free Range




Here


Here


And here


Over here 


And here too



Interesting greens 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Fencing

We began the day repairing a section of fence. 

This is Mama Pig, our American Guinea Hog sow that is expecting. She loves her treats and her humans. Mama follows us around as we do work on fence or critter housing.


 Following
 More following
 She loves scratches.
Treats
 And attention
 Running under the tractor for the convenient shade source. Why walk up into the woods when the tractor is conveniently located.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

American Guinea Hog







We purchased two American Guinea Hogs back in the beginning of March. A bred sow and an unrelated young boar. The sow was bred by the boar that the seller was keeping. The sow is not as friendly as we would like atm. That should come with time. The young boar is the sweetest thing you can imagine. 




They are an all black heritage breed. They are used to produce meat and cure products. Sows weigh about 150 lbs and Boars weigh about 200 lbs. Currently their status is listed as threatened. Which means there are fewer that 1,000 in the US and less than 5,000 animals estimated globally.  
Other names this breed is known by are 



  • Pineywoods Guinea

  • Guinea forest hog

  • Acorn eater
  • Yard pig


Some pictures of our Mama Pig