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  1. Book Reviews
    The Biggle Swine Book from the Biggle Farm Library by Jacob Biggle 1898 A reprint by Skyhorse Publishing of the original book. From a time when most families had a hog or two and modern veterinary medicine was not available. Of interest to history buffs or those people interested in...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/african-swine-fever-reaches-farms-13140565 ***Deadly African swine fever has reached Europe with the second-largest pig farm on the continent infected. The grim news for swine farmers comes just days after China slaughtered thousands of hogs in a bid to...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    So DW and I just purchased a 33acre "hobby" farm, out of the 33 there is probably 12 acres of pasture, in 3 different distinct locations separated by a creek, forest and ridges. My plan is to put up to 12 pastured heritage pigs out on the farm next spring. I am looking for advise for any fall...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have a 2 year old sow that seems to be down in her hips. She is a GOS and running about 700lbs. I have looked and looked on the internet without much help and called the vet. The vet said give it a week and if she is not better I will come out and take a look:( Anybody else ever had...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    There are all kinds of articles out there talking about meat after SHTF. You want to know what is missing in a lot of those articles? Exact details. Awhile back we talked about how many chickens would be needed for SHTF. I would like to do this article in the same manner as the chicken...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    This man needs our help! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3qZLMqvRAo&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Over the past few weeks I have been posting on my blog about what my project for 2013 should be. Should it be rabbits, honey bees, both, or maybe even something else? The question from there needs to be, what project is going to provide my family with the greatest return on our investment...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Kev got me to thinkin'. What have you improved, started, learned, stolen, or gained from this forum? I was digging through some old posts and thinking about what I have accomplished over the last 3 years I have been a member here. I have to say, I have gotten quite a bit from this place. List...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Anyone see the TV specials on the explosion of the feral pig population? Supposedly they number in the millions now. Maybe that will help with the food supply soon.
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just wanted to post a few of the pics from last weeks pig slaughter. I am not putting up the really graphic ones, but you can get the overall gist of how things went. I have cutup a few feral pigs but I haven't done a farm pig since I was a kid. The one thing I wanted to learn was how to...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hey - Basic question - how much purchased feed (corn, sweet feed, hog chow, etc.) does it take to take to bring a feeder pig up to slaughter weight? I'm assuming you buy your feeder pig in the early spring and slaughter around 12/1 or so, as soon as it's cold enough to kill and hang the meat...
  12. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/08/01/2642996.htm?site=news
  13. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/07/18/2629551.htm?site=news
  14. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    It seems we have a shortage of hog hunters here. Is it just me, or has very little been posted on hog hunting? And why is that?
  15. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    This is why I keep the feeders going all year, plus it helps to maintain the local wildlife. Some times we get wild hogs going to the feeder as well. If SHTF, or eotwawki we will have a supply of fresh meat, at least for a little while. The time is one hour off, its still set from last...
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