For this post, we are going to focus on the section just below the official name of the pig. Much of this information is basic and self-explanatory, but there are a few parts that need some explaining or elaboration.
Sometimes I forget that my little farm, and everything it includes, isn’t exactly ‘the norm’ for most people.
At this point in life, there are few times where I am just completely blown away with the feeling of, “I had no idea that was possible.” I attribute that to two things: knowing the Lord, and the fact that I have six children ages 10 and under.
It’s probably one of the most commonly asked questions by new kunekune owners:
What is every homesteader’s dream animal? The kind that is self-sustaining.
“How do you go without feeding in the winter?” “Can they live on pasture, even in the snow?” These are some of the most commonly asked questions I get, and understandably so.
Do you remember Wilbur from Charlotte’s Web? Poor, rambunctious little Wilbur that you wanted to pick up and hug? Or how about Porky Pig, with that cute little stutter and humble disposition? Oh, and Piglet, from Winnie the Pooh.
One of the best things about Kunekunes is their simplicity. They’re grass-fed, extremely docile, they don’t damage your fencing, and they even wean their own piglets if allowed to.
Well, it’s that time of year again…time for new life on the farm!
We bought our first pigs in 2009, and they were Yorkshires. My husband and I were so excited at the idea of all the bacon in our future. And pork chops. And ham sam’iches. Not to mention the thrill of adding a new animal to our farm.