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8 little piggies…….

Turns out I either couldn’t see them all in the dark, or momma pig was not done having babies when I went out to check on them in the dark the other night.  We have 8 healthy little piglets, not just 6.
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I like it when the head count goes up like that.  In fact Pa Mac had some great advice for me “Keep goin’ out there. You might can edge it on up to a dozen by nightfall.”  Unfortunately it didn’t work, but it is nice to have all those healthy little piglets.  It’s better than “money in the bank”, because you can’t eat money.

One of the little ones does have an injury – you can even see it in the photo.  It looks like she got caught between momma and the side of their little house.  Some of it’s hide got scraped off, and there’s a pretty good gash on the ham.  We’re keeping an eye on it, and it seems to be doing fine.  Doesn’t slow her down at all.  Even with this frigid cold we’re having (15 degrees at 5AM today), they’re all doing just great.  My stepdad suggested that we wrap their house in plastic to cut down on any drafts, so it’s quite toasty in there for them in their nest of hay.

Hope everyone out there is weathering the cold as well as our piggies.

Until next time…..

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  1. Martha Hoffman
    November 23, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving beautiful Baldwin family, Love the posts about the piggies. For some time now, I have been driving up to Ithaca to get bacon, sausage, meat, etc. from a place called “The Piggery” (www.thepiggery.net). Their website is fun to look at as they raise pastured piggies that root around in fields and woods. By necessity, we have made a bigger shift in the last year to eating “real” food and mostly learning about all that follows naturally down that path – soil stewardship (Joel Salatin – my hero!), nutrition, fermented foods, etc. Nancy has been quite (mysteriously) ill in the past year+. Doctors either scratched their heads or hinted that it was all in her head. Finally a naturopath directed us to see a Lyme specialist in Northern PA. Yup, she has Lyme disease. The treatment (now that she has had it for some time)? Good, clean, nutrtionally dense food and herbals. The usual pharmaceuticals are no longer effective once it has been in the body awhile. Guess that’s why it’s not a popular topic with mainstream docs. In a weird way, it has been an eye opening and positive experience; and, she has hope for the first time in a year :)! Keep up the good work – your little family is changing the world for the better :)! Love to all, Aunt Martha

  2. March 24, 2015 at 3:32 am

    So, I’m just curious… you follow a lot of what the Torah says, why not eat Kosher?

    • March 30, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      Hi Kendra – thanks for stopping by! We don’t follow the kosher laws on diet, as we believe that is no longer required of God’s people (Mat 15,1Cor 10, etc). We believe Christ fulfilled the ceremonial laws (of course the entire Decalogue is still 100% applicable), and they are no longer required of us for salvation. We believe the Pentateuch is provided to us to point to the coming of Christ, who is our sole source of our salvation. We are preparing to celebrate Passover this weekend, as we believe this is a proper “Holy day” to observe instead of the pagan easter celebration, but again passover points or foreshadows Christ, and is an excellent time to teach our children, but is not a requirement for salvation.
      Now it is important to eat healthy, which is why we try and raise all of our meats and grow as much of our produce as possible, instead of relying on the industrial systems of the world (Egypt) to supply our physical nourishment. We also believe that by growing and raising what we eat, we are relying on God’s provision for us, which reminds of that everything comes from Him, and we are to rely on Him for everything.
      Hope that answers your question, stop by any time.
      Matt

  1. March 27, 2015 at 2:51 pm

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