Diggin Dust Heritage Hogs

Heritage Hogs in a Respectable and Responsible Environment

Month: June 2015

Ssshhhh… We Have A Little Secret…

We haven’t told very many people, but for the last week or so, we have been organizing and cleaning up the farm, preparing for a film crew to come out next week! We don’t have a lot of info, but our friends at Tender Belly asked us if we wanted to be in a segment about Colorado pig farming!

What we do know is that we are scheduled to have the film crew out here next week. We will release more information as we get it. We are thrilled that we will be able to show our farm to the viewing public, and show that there is a difference between the way we raise pigs and what is common in the industry.

More info soon!

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This Week on Pig-Match.com

Handsome Mulefoot Boars Seeking Long Term Relationship

A little about us: we are two registered Mulefoot boars, born on 09/17/2014. We have lived the good life here on the Diggin Dust Heritage Hog farm. We have lots of room to wander around, eat a very high-quality diet of locally produced feed, and enjoy gnawing on plants and lounging in mud.

What we are looking for: we have enjoyed our time at DDHH, but it is time for us to hook up with a female or two. Sow (experienced lady looking to teach us first-timers) or gilt (a little clumsy, like ourselves, but we will figure it out), we are not particular. We would pair up well with another registered Mulefoot, and continue to grow our kind, or we would be equally happy with another flavor. We have seen some pen-neighbors – a Mulefoot boar and a Berkshire sow – do their thing and their offspring were beautiful!

Do we sound interesting? Let’s hook up! We are located in the eastern plains of Colorado, in Cope. We can send more pictures if you can’t see enough of our handsome selves here!

 

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Making The Old New Again

One of the joys of being farmers is trying to make the old new again. It would be nice to be able to always buy new things for our farm, but that isn’t really possible.

Our farm itself is an old thing. It was built in the ’30s or ’40s, and Dust and I renovated it after it sat dormant for almost 30 years. There were weeds up to our shoulders, water that hadn’t been turned on for decades, pens that hadn’t been used for years. It took a lot of work, and still does every day. But using things from the past, and making them work for the present, is rewarding.

Our latest project was to revitalize an old feeder we picked up for free! We put it into service for a while, but it needed some love after a few months of use. We pulled it out of one of the pens – which didn’t make the pigs real happy. But, a few hours, and it was back in action.  A little banging, some cutting, and a lot of cleaning later, it was back in the pen. The Mulefoots welcomed it back oinkingly!

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New Piglets on the Farm!

New pigs on the farm! We had two mommas farrow in the past week, and one more any moment now. They are healthy and happy little piglets! These are the second litters from these mommas, and they are doing great with the babies.

 

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