Saturday, February 8, 2014

Keepin' it Local

We did something new a couple months ago, we ordered a pig from a local farmer. We really try to eat local as much as we can. And knowing where our food comes from, and what goes into it, is becoming more and more important to us. I mean really, did you know what you were eating in your Subway bread until the news stories this week? I didn't, but that's a whole other story, if you want more on it, click here.

I thought it would be fun to see the pigs, so we checked in with Farmer George to see if we could visit. The next time Truckin' Man was home, we headed over.

We only ever had one hog when I was growing up on the farm, so I wasn't sure what to expect. The "hogs" were so friendly, I got to go in the pen with them! 
I was having so much fun, I never did count how many pigs there were, but I think there were eight.

 Aren't they cute?

 They were really intrigued by my boots!

 I did learn something while we were visiting.....

I could never raise hogs ..... I would get to attached.

 We also got to see some cows while we are out. It's been many years since I was up this close to any cattle. 
My dad used to milk dairy cows until I was 13, so lets see.... Just a couple years ago!

 And of course, there were some barn cats!

 Have a great day!

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  1. Again, I love your photos. You do such a great job.
    I am excited about your pig adventure. They are a fun animal.
    I love cows too. My sister had a Brown Swiss, she was such a sweetheart, her name was Mindy.
    Your post brought back great memories.

  2. We don't have pigs. I think they are so cute! I would want to keep them as pets!

  3. I am a member of the 'local' movement too! So important to strive to ensure you know where your food comes from! Love your pics my friend!

  4. Aww they are all so cute! I've heard pigs are really intelligent, almost like dogs. I think they are so adorable and I'd love to play with them. All your photos are really pretty, especially that black & white of the cows. I just love it!

  5. my brother raised 12 pigs this summer/fall and we've been enjoying one of them these past few months. i was surprised by how quickly the others sold--people really are eager to eat local!

  6. Sounds like a lot of fun! We like to get as local and natural as possible, too. Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures and linking up to What'd You Do This Weekend!

    Ashley @