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Why would anyone put pigs in the front yard?

Yep. If you drive by our house, you will see two pigs in our front yard. We are going to roast a pig next week. Here are the facts: I have this thing about not wanting animals to see each other being dispatched.  We always dispatch the poultry in the front yard.  Is it just coincidence our neighbors stopped talking…

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Dexter calf pics and lesson on cattle terminology

Dexter cattle are a tri-purpose cattle that originated in Ireland.  They arrived in the US in the early 1900’s.  They are used for meat, milk, and drafting.  Since they are smaller they require less feed, which makes them great for a small farm like ours.  They are not miniature cattle. A two year old steer can provide 200-300 pounds of…

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