Wednesday, July 29, 2015


It's been a hard first few days for our first time mom Zsa Zsa's piglets. The runt we rescued and tried to bottle feed didn't make it through the second night, two were squashed the first day, another that night, and another today. Plus we saved at least two more that were getting sat on by running to their squeals and pulling the sow's big behind off them. We are now down to 5 of the original 10 but each one gets 2 nipples and hopefully they are getting mobile enough to get out of her way. We have a creep area for their safety but they just keep getting under her and she's completely oblivious.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Bored collie

This is the 3rd chicken jinx has brought to me since I've been sitting on the deck. #boredercollie #workingdogsjustwork

Sunday, July 26, 2015


Lookie what just popped out of Zsa Zsa! 10 new mouths to feed. Zsa Zsa is full Mangalitsa but split 3/4 blonde and 1/4 swallow belly (the two main color phases here in the states) for added genetic diversity so we expected a couple of black ones and that's just what we got. 6 girls and 4 boys. 2 blacks. #mangalitsa #oldworldpigs #gourmetpork

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Ear tags

Catching and tagging piglets this afternoon was an experience our interns may never forget. #mangalitsa #gourmetpork

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Mud wrestling

Cotty the Great Pyrenees... but not so great at mud wrestling with an Anatolian. #goingbrunette #raisingaruckus


A shot of the 4am thunderstorm that passed through this morning. #ranchlife #raininjuly #elnino