Gardner’s California Homestead

GardnerHomestead

Loving the herd life
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We buy feeder pigs every year. One for us, one for sale. We have a couple that buys a pig from us every year, it pays for ours. So basically we eat for free, not counting my labor. I would say to buy a feeder pig to raise before buying breeding stock.
We raised a pig this last summer but i came to my senses about the kunes lol. Im definitely going to put my pig dreams on hold. Ive got alot on my plate right now, and with the days being so short it makes it hard to get it all done after work. The kids are also starting their 4H turkeys in February so my husband pointed out that we have alot going on right now, and hes right. I like the idea of doing two pigs at a time though, we raised kevin solo and he seemed lonely.
 

GardnerHomestead

Loving the herd life
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We had wonderful, crazy busy christmas. Christmas eve our pregnant dog started acting funny, restless, clearly uncomfortable. Me and her were up all night and she gave us 7 healthy puppies. 6 boys, 1 girl. She is young, only about 18 months old so i was concerned about how she would take to motherhood. but she has done so well, minimal intervention from me was needed. They are the cutest, i love watching her with them it is so sweet.

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I have deposits on 3 and 1 I promised to a friend, hoping they all go quickly so im not tempted to keep them :love

Not to be topped by the dog, Two of our "young (if 7 months is still considered young :rolleyes:)" pullets gave us an olive and greenish egg on Christmas morning.

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Both of our immediate families came over to celebrate, i made chili Verde from our homegrown pork it was amazing. I have so much to be grateful for this year, and its a conflicted feeling because i know alot of ppl have lost so much. But i am proud about how far we have come and our ability to maneuver around the obstacles that were thrown at us. Heres to 2021!:woot

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