A couple of summers ago, we raised a couple of Tamworth cross pigs. Last summer, we chose not to, but we are thinking about doing it again this year.
Raising pigs is kind of fun, but it does take a bit of work. They are like having children. They do expect to eat three times a day. This would mean that we would not be able to travel far away from the farm. Not that we usually do anyway, but it is a decision we don’t take lightly.
We enjoyed raising Pork and Chop, and we especially enjoyed having a freezer full of meat for the winter. Both pigs were about 200 pounds each when they went to slaughter. This provided us with close to 175 lbs of meat. Tamworth pigs are very lean, and have hardly any fat on them. They are a heritage breed, which is why we chose them.
We have a few more weeks to decide whether or not to do it again.
We are also thinking about getting goats for milk.Â Hmm…so much to think about.