Naw, not a ranch, we just have delusions of grandeur.
It's a microfarm in Lebanon, Oregon.
Slice of heaven.
Cougars, coyotes, deer, turkeys.
PIgs of the edible variety. Cats.

Pigs Can Fly Ranch

Welcome

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings."

–Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking Glass and  What Alice Found There (1872)

News

Rooting Berkshires

Blackberry root eradication with pigs

By Nancy Hildebrandt | November 27, 2022

Berkshire pigs love to root out and eat blackberry roots so I’m helping them out and it’s win-win teamwork.

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Berks fattening up October 2022

What’s new for December 2022’s pork harvest

By Nancy Hildebrandt | October 17, 2022

What’s new and what’s changed for the December 2022 butcher date.

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Goats just moved to front pasture

Now for something different: goats!

By Nancy Hildebrandt | August 29, 2022

I’ve hired goats to get my pasture under control and one particular doe makes an ungodly, ungoatlike sound when she spots a human.

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Three new piglets, first morning

What’s new and planned for 2022

By Nancy Hildebrandt | June 19, 2022

What happened to spring this year? As I write this in the latter half of June, it’s another day with rain in the forecast. I definitely prefer it to hot and dry, as much of the rest of the country is getting. The last of my yearling pigs went to the butcher on April 18,…

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Pork chops done to 150F

Berkshire pork season end leads to ruminations

By Nancy Hildebrandt | May 8, 2022

My butcher dates for this year are done, so it’s my chance to reflect on my growing year. Berkshire pigs are renowned for the fat marbling in the meat, and the results of my first year of raising Berkshire pigs did not disappoint. The meat is bright pink, juicy, and tender. I worked hard to…

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Fence along road looking south to corner

Developing the new Forest Pasture

By Nancy Hildebrandt | March 20, 2022

This is a small farm and there are four pastures for pigs so they can be rotationally grazed, ranging in size from 0.5-3 acres. The newest pasture was a downhill thicket of blackberry, scotch broom, poison oak, and sedge grass, half of it in tree cover. We started to work on taming this pasture a…

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