Skip to main content
Farm Fresh Forensics
rss feedour twitterour facebook page
site map
Latest Posts

Farm Fresh Blog

Monday, April 30 2012


After examining well over 400 game camera photographs, it has come to our attention that we do not have a hog infestation on the ranch.  We have 9 regular inhabitants - 2 honking large sows and 7 fat little piggies.

Yes, still dangerous, but definitely not something we want to eradicate.  Since we cannot avoid having hogs on the property, we need to manage the hogs we have. Thus, we'll just take male piggies for butchering. (unless a sow attacks us or the dogs, then all bets are off. Die Piggy! Die!)

I've named this the Arnold Bunch.  Here's Arnold.

Even though Arnold appears to be male, I've asked the boys to leave Arnold because he doesn't blend. Arnold sticks out in the woods like a sore thumb.  I've been able to identify this pack when we surprise each other because of Arnold. 

In one set of pics I thought I had another bunch of hogs.

Then I found a dirty Arnold.

 See?  There he is on the left.

I'm sure there are other hogs drifting through the property, but since this is our resident group, and they have pretty predictable behavior, we agreed there is no sense in shooting them except to take male piggies for the freezer.  They are, in essence, the ultimate in free range pork.


But yes, I'm still carrying the AR-15. Do you see the size of those sows??!!  (Not giant by hog standards, but big enough to do a number on a pack of dogs and a lavender-loving human.)




Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 03:15 pm   |  Permalink   |  3 Comments  |  Email
And momma sow would go all postal on you if you encountered her when her piglets are around. Wonder where the boar is? Glad you got some relief in wondering how many pigs you actually have.
Posted by CeeCee on 04/30/2012 - 07:05 PM
Thus far they have run when they saw us, but I sure wouldn't get between mamma and piggies, even though the piggies certainly weigh more than my dogs!
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 04/30/2012 - 08:05 PM
well, anything that involves bacon is a good thing, as far as men and dogs are concerned!but keeping a weapon in hand until these pigs ARE bacon seems prudent! now, about adding chickens so you have fresh eggs....
Posted by clairesmum on 05/01/2012 - 09:47 AM

Post comment
Email Address

(max 750 characters)
* Required Fields
Note: All comments are subject to approval. Your comment will not appear until it has been approved.

Red Feather Ranch, Failte Gate Farm

© 2009-2019, Farm Fresh Forenics, Forensicfarmgirl, Failte Gate Farm, Red Feather Ranch All Rights Reserved.

rss feedour twitterour facebook page