Why four boar piglets? Well the plan is to raise two for pork and the other two for bacon and ham. We will sell off two, one porker and one baconer, to cover costs of raising all four. The pigs are kept in a central house with a small pen attached and have two yards of about a quarter acre each to roam in and dig up. These yards are currently pasture but will be resown with a variety of food- corn, sunflower, pumpkin, potatoes, wild gingers and arrowroot and the like when they are done. As the porkers are slaughtered at six months and the baconers at eight months, the yards and pen will be allowed to lie fallow for about four months afterwards. This will allow any pathogens to dissipate, the yards to recover and grow a substantial amount of food for the next four pigs to come. In case you think I have invented an incredible new way of raising pigs I should say now that this method is an old one. Nearly as old as keeping domestic pigs.
|Head down and bum up. Happy pigs always have a curly tail.|