Squeaky clean piglets being sorted by size and moved into separate pens for growing.
Playing catch-up on what’s been going on down on the farm. We work hard and long hours on this farm but we also like to have fun! Photos starting in October, take a ride in the country with us.
Curious jersey beef!
All ready for the ride!
The Hayride begins…..
Honey house decorated for the pot luck supper.
Making merry around the fire! Some of us didn’t get to bed until 2 a.m.
Traffic jam at the outhouse!
Ma and Pa Kettle!
Washing the pumpkins for storage and display.
Moving grain into mixer for grinding; a two man team.
Mario hauling manure out onto one of the sheep pastures.
Silvana shot this 9 pointer under freezing conditions.
Bella shot this nice doe on the second day, her first ever!
Mario also shot a doe.
Frenchy got this nice buck the first day! The children prayed she would!
I’m working up to something big! With all four deer and a big sow we made 466 pounds of sausage and 4 sides of bacon, 2 of which were frozen from the last hog. We made 75 # of Summers Sausage, 50# of Maple patties, 160# of Ham Rolls, 75 # of Polish Sausage, 25# of Tomato Basil Bratwurst, 25# Hot Italian Sausage (named after me wink) 25# Chorizo Sausage, and 10# Plain ground pork and 21 # Plain ground venison. Next we made a batch of Blood Sausage, sounds yucky but is most delicious. This all took three days from start to finish in between all other farm work.
The meat waiting to be smoked before freezing as the 9 pt. stares on.
Slow smoking sausage with Hickory chips. Smells so good…….
My favorite job, wrapping the meat. A two day job.
Beautiful Minnesota morning. A gift for those who wake early to work.
A mild Thanksgiving Day came and went. My nieces visited and made it extra fun.
Working off the turkey and pie on this mild Thanksgiving day.
Chief should have known better than to try to keep up with a Dodge Truck!
We had a nice visit and great discussions with a group of professionals from The U of Minnesota. The topic of course was Organic Swine Production.
Checking over the breeding pen.
Discussing different problems concerning feeder pigs.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures of our life down on the farm.