Sharing the Cornerstones of homesteading and good farm living.

Raising Pigs Class

This is a class that will last about 3 hours. 

Information we will touch on:

·         Pig health (general)

·         Nutrition

·         Pasture grazing

·         Shelter

·         Fencing

·         Breeding pigs and owning breeding stock

·         Farrowing

·         PEDv

·   Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources Invasive Species Order (as applicable)

·         Butchering (no actual butchering done during this workshop)

·         Smoking/curing meat

Each group of paid attendees will receive one coupon for 25% off any one pig purchase.  Coupon good for one year from date of class. 

 

Fees:

$25 per adult person (17+) with pre-registration ($32 at the gate)

$6 per child under 17 with pre-registration  ($9 at the gate)

Supervised children under 5 are free

Discounts-10% multi-class can be applied to this seminar

Class Size:

Min: 10 total

Age Requirements:

None

Dress Code Recommendations:

Be prepared to get dirty and we would suggest no open toed shoes. 

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, Aug 26 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, Sep 2 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, Sep 9 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday, Sep 24 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Farm Production Totals

Wow...I'm WAY behind in posting totals.  I guess 2017 will be a better year.  ;)

2017

(last update 6/22/17)

Meat: 0

Vegetables/fruits: 48#

Eggs (chicken only):  1038

Honey: 0

Maple Syrup: 0 (this year is a bust)

Fiber: 2.94 oz

Babies born/hatched: 97

Jars into the pantry (dehydrated and canned): 16

Milk: 20+ gallons (I haven't been keeping track very well!)

New Additions:  12


2015

 

(last update 10/31/15)

 

Meat: 362#

Vegetables/Fruit: 551.88#

Eggs: 1918

Honey: 28#

Maple Syrup:  2 gallons

Angora Fiber:

Babies Born/hatched:  157

Jars into the pantry: 113

Milk: 16 gallons

New additons:  60 (plus a nuc of bees)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

Meat: 240#

Vegetables/Fruit: Didn't keep track

Eggs: 3348

Honey: 1 pint

Maple Syrup: None

Angora Fiber: 5 oz

Babies Born/hatched: 168

Jars into the pantry: 150

Milk: 5 gallons