A diary of the day to day happenings on our homestead.The good days, the bad days and those bordering on total chaos...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Kune Kune Pigs
The first of the new additions arrived today! Our Kune Kune ( pronounced cooney, cooney) pigs are here and happily munching in the pasture.
Kune Kune pigs are a small docile pig, that for the most part are grazers, making them perfect for pasture based pork production and homestead operation. Yes, this is one of the new directions the farm is taking. We are very excited. This little venture is a joint effort between my sister and myself. We have purchased 5, a breeding trio. One destined for the freezer in 8 weeks or so and another to be raised out. As I said, they are a small pig, slow growing, so it will take a bit to get this little operation going, however we are expecting to have our first litter this coming spring.
So meet our trio:
Peanut loves a belly rub and flops over quite readily in anticipation...
Did I mention they are cute? And have dog like personalities?