Our New Rototiller(s)

We got a couple new rototillers this weekend! I couldn’t believe all the colors they come in! I wasn’t particular on the color but it’s nice to have variety, so we got 5.  We really need some work done around here! We’ve got tons of poison ivy and huge masses of grape vines that we really need to escavate.  We have a greenhouse that we’d like to have up by fall but the spot for it would be a hot house for the poison ivy so hopefully we can get rid of it.

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We were lucky to get 5.  There was a disease that swept the nation of pigs, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv).   It killed a lot of pigs so they were hard to find.  It is estimated that 4-5 million baby pigs have been lost from PEDv in the U.S. during the past 11 months. You can read more about it here. The price of pork is also suppose to get ridiculous.  But we all know how rumors go.  We’re just glad we have rototillers for spring and summer and pork in the fall!

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Here’s Bacon, Pork Chop, Sausage, Pulled Pork, and Boston Butt.

Yes we name our pigs! Do you?  Why or why not?

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12 thoughts on “Our New Rototiller(s)”

    1. Thanks Lucy! Haha! We don’t want to get too attached! It’s a good way for us to remember why we raise our animals SO well!

  1. They are adorable. Love their names. I know a lot of folks raise their own meat, and I think that’s pretty awesome. I on the other hand, don’t know if I could do it. I get attached to animals pretty easily. I cried when we had a chicken that no longer laid and it was time to go to the butcher (because I can’t do it!) Stopping by From the Farm blog hop!

    1. Thanks Chrystal! It’s going to be hard, I’m sure. But I would rather eat what I’ve raised than what is available to us at most meat markets and veggie markets for that matter! That’s why we named them as we did. So we remember the name of the game and not the name of the pig!

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