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Whole Hog Roast Dinner October 17th

Our new tractor

Saturday, October 17th 5 PM at Tubby Creek Farm in Ashland Mississippi

Join us for this intimate farm feast. Dine alfresco with us in the orchard as the sun sets.We will be roasting one of our delicious American Guinea Hogs, and serving dishes made with our Certified Naturally Grown produce and other locally sourced ingredients.  Beer and wine are included. 

Proceeds from this event go towards buying implements for our new tractor.

Weaning Pglets & Rosie Troubles

Pigs & piglets

It is May and as such lots and lots has been happening on the farm.  A few weeks ago we got 30 Guinea Fowl chicks and they are growing happily in the brooder.   We weighed all and weaned most of our piglets.  I say most because four out of the eleven escaped and found their way back to mom.  We had hoped the gilts would wean the piglets themselves but at nine weeks Bon Bon was just too skinny to leave the piglets on any longer.  Randy took our first four boar hogs to the processor on Monday causing all sorts of happy and sad emotions.  In the vegetable gar

To Cut or Not to Cut?

AGH pglets nursing

Should we castrate our pigs?  Ah, such a deceptively simple question.  Castrating baby pigs sounds like not much fun.  Especially since I would be the one wielding the knife.  Unlike calves, lambs and goat kids, which can be castrated bloodlessly, pigs require surgical castration.

First Piglets Born on the Farm

Bon Bon with 2-day-old pigletsThis week the number of pigs on the farm nearly doubled from 12 to 23.  Our gilts Caitlan and Bon Bon had their piglets!  Three weeks ago we moved them to their own farrowing pasture with a roomy house built out of straw bales.  We elected to keep the girls together since they were due to farrow within two days of ea

To Cut or Not to Cut?

AGH cleaning up fall crops

Should we castrate our pigs?  Ah, such a deceptively simple question.  Castrating baby pigs sounds like not much fun.  Especially since I would be the one wielding the knife.  Unlike calves, lambs and goat kids, which can be castrated bloodlessly, pigs require surgical castration.

Pig Huts

Pig hut

So we had some questions about our pig huts. I decided to go ahead and write a blog post that way I can just point folks to it. If you have any questions feel free to email me here. Click on the picture to open a larger pic in a new frame.

Our Produce is Now Certified Naturally Grown

Know your farmer, here is Josephine while planting potatoes

We are looking forward to the beginning of our CSA season with anxious excitement.  Our Saturday pick-up day is SOLD OUT, as are all of the egg shares.  We still have shares available for Wednesday pick-up at GrowMemphis  (on Southern by the U of M), and we also have a few broiler chicken shares available as well.

Winter Update, CSA News and Internship Opportunities

Our Guinea hogs

It may only be January 15th, but it is already January 15th and the greenhouse planting has already begun. We have spent many a cold day planning out 2014 with new additions to our farm including American Guinea Hogs, internship opportunities (info here)and expanding our CSA.

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