A microfarm in Lebanon, Oregon.
Slice of heaven.
Cougars, coyotes, deer, turkeys.
PIgs of the edible variety. Cats.
Of the five guinea hogs that arrived here on Memorial Day, there was one female, she came with the name Momma, and though she’d recently farrowed, they expected her to go into heat soon. But when she arrived, they noticed she was already pregnant. I had no idea when she’d farrow, but I noticed a…Read More
I was sending off this photo to a friend when I noticed the luminous blue dot in the photo. My friend informed me that’s a farm fairy. Hey, I could use one of those. Or maybe the fairy is looking after the critters, not me. Orwell’s allegorical novel originally had a subtitle – Animal Farm:…Read More
These pigs love their swimming pool on a hot afternoon, but they’re not limited to our concept of a pool. Their water troughs serve the same purpose. I crack up every time I see the part in the video where I say “Havin’ a good time?” and the pigs look at each other quizzically.Read More
Memorial Day seems like the perfect day to get 5 American Guinea Hogs. This breed is listed as endangered on some sites, but the American Guinea Hog Association states that they’re available in nearly every state now. I’ve read the story that Thomas Jefferson had them, but they were thought to be extinct for a…Read More
Who know that it could be so hard to find a ranch fencing contractor who had time to fence a few acres? I started working on this project eight months ago. But just a few days ago the fencing project was finished by the incomparable Ron Chappell from Statewide Fence Company and his sidekicks Oliver…Read More