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Lots of Mud, Lots of Piglets… all is good.

The main events these past three weeks have been piglets.  They are amazingly cute.  We’ve had three litters in the past three weeks, and I guess you win some, you lose some.  The most recent, yesterday’s, was six wee ones from the first of…

The Great Hog Migration

We’ve had a few other activities going on these past couple weeks, including another few dozen baby rabbit births, but no event has been so big as The Great Hog Migration.  It happened a good five weeks after we wanted it to, but the…

New Boar, Surprise Lambs, Stolen Truck… you know, the usual.

The Truck “Man, that’s a LOT of scrap metal!” That’s what I imagine the guy said when he saw our trailer, loaded down with our brand new hog huts, and at the time, connected to our truck, parked in the lot this guy happened…

Spring has sprung!

On my drive down to the processor this morning to pick up pork and lamb, I found myself completely mesmerized by my surroundings.  Even on the highway, I was surrounded by green and pink: the green budding leaves on all the trees and the…

A donkey, a lambing barn, and pork! (Oh My!)

It’s been a busy few weeks here at the farm, and for once, I’m writing two posts in one month. Goodness! As you might be able to guess from the title of this post, the most exciting new developments here are that we got…

Married, Honeymooned, Home (and it’s snowing!)

We got a couple big events checked off our to-do list in September and October. Get married – check! Honeymoon – check! And now, we’re home, relaxed and ready to tackle our next steps, and excited that our lamb and pork are just about…

Piglets, piglets, piglets (x8)!!!!!!

They have arrived!!  We had our first gilt become a sow this morning, with her first litter! Graham even had his first experience watching momma in action, since she’d had four when he went to feed her this morning, and now seems to be…

Lambing Season, Bottle Babies, and Land Improvements

June’s started off splendidly, with the perfect combination of rain, sunshine, and heat, for our new lambs to frolick in bright green pastures, our garden to pump out vegetables for market, and our chickens to eat up all the insects and flies (and ticks!)…

Home on the Farm

We’ve had a lot of moves on the farm this month. And since photos have been in demand, that’s the bulk of this post! I’ve saved the best for last, so if you’re short on time, scroll straight to the bottom to see the…

Moving Day Nears!

While I’m home working on the website and our first marketing materials, Graham’s currently at the farm installing a shower and washing machine drain, with our buddy Jason… the final step before we can move in to our barn apartment!  Well, my mother would…

And so it begins…

It’s not quite March yet, but with crocuses and daffodils already starting to come up, it sure feels like Spring’s right around the corner.  And in true Spring fashion, Dry Ridge Farm is coming “in like a lion.” It’s been a busy few weeks here…