Sunday, October 12, 2014

Happy Birthday Fork Right Farm!

Wow, what a year!  Fork Right Farm officially began its journey just over a year ago.  Allow me to illustrate what we have accomplished in our first year.
  • Breeding stock count is up to: 2 boars, 3 sows, and 2 gilts
  • 5 litters of piglets were born on the farm

  • Ran 4 miles of electric fence (9 paddocks) and 400 feet of hose
  • Built 3 lean-to shacks, 4 troughs, 2 gravity feeders, 4 gravity water barrels, and 3 stalls
  • Pigs built 9 mud holes (some the size of a Volkswagen!)

  • 3 groups of pigs went to freezer camp
  • Purchased another tractor
  • Our farm was published twice (National Young Farmer’s Coalition (NYFC) Blog and in the Bright Beacon, a local newspaper)
  •  Wrote 33 blog posts and published 105 Facebook posts

Of course all of this is possible because of some amazing family, great customers, and delicious pork.  Thank you!

Looking back, I think some of our most memorable experiences were:
  • Bringing home our first breeding stock

  • Rescuing Bacon, the piglet we brought into our home for weeks and bucket-fed

  • Selling our first pigs
  • Putting up hay for the coming winter

  • ·         Taking our young boys to visit the pigs

We are excited to see what the next year will bring!

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