Look at these sweet little pigs!
Farming
Look at these sweet little pigs!

To start pig farming or to not start pig farming? That is the question.

I keep thinking about us starting a small farm and what I'd want to raise. I think I've settled on idea-- pig farming. Nothing crazy and commercial, just a few pigs raise humanely for our use.
I know my kids get experience with farm life when we visit our friends', Clive and Jerry's, farm. They love learning about the animals and how to take care of them. Pigs are such intelligent and kind creatures, albeit, very messy, but they're actually one of the cleanest animals out there. My 4 year old loves their pig the most.
We could get a few pigs, make a pen outside and build a small barn for inclement weather for them. We could learn about raising pigs together as a family and maybe enter a fair!
My husband and I will need to research the correct way to dispose of the manure that will be present. Maybe we could utilize it for fertilizer for growing some crops, as well.
I think a big question in raising pigs, would be whether or not we could slaughter them for our own use. That's the point, isn't it? We are all such animal lovers, I feel that it would be very difficult to kill an animal that I've raised. I understand people did that for centuries but we might have to source out for that task.
We haven't spoken to the kids yet about this possibility, but they have expressed interest in having a farm. We need to make sure that chores are divided up and followed.
I'd love to be greeted by some pigs!
I'd love to be greeted by some pigs!
A sweet family of pigs.
A sweet family of pigs.
“We could learn about raising pigs together as a family...”
Little, itty bitty piglets!
Little, itty bitty piglets!
This could be our family raising another family!
This could be our family raising another family!
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