What is every homesteader’s dream animal? The kind that is self-sustaining.
As kunekunes have become increasingly popular over the years, more and more people are turning to the internet to research the breed and get an idea of what they should look for in their future kunekune purchases.
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.
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.
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.
Well, it’s that time of year again…time for new life on the farm!
What’s not to love about the spring time? The early hours of the day are still brisk enough that you get a gentle but ever so direct sensation when your face hits that early morning air, before the sun rises all the way.
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.
“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.
It’s probably one of the most commonly asked questions by new kunekune owners: