In order to get the pigs to the processor we have to have some means of transportation. So Craig’s List and I got acquainted. I was able to find this trailer for pretty cheap just up the road from our house in town. We figure we will be using it quite a bit over the years. We are considering raising our own pigs, so transporting them in a trailer would be quite convenient.
And to make sure that everyone knows that we have completely lost our minds, we are also considering other livestock as well. We need a reliable source of compost as well as some herbivores to help keep this place mowed down. We are a huge grass field and sometimes it can feel like it is completely over-taking us. A family cow will produce up to 15,000 pounds of manure per year. Goats can graze down virtually any weed patch in no time flat. So we are contemplating putting up a livestock barn to house them both. We aren’t much into dairy so we don’t think we will be doing it for that purpose (plus, unless I retire, I can’t be here everyday for the daily milking that has to be done). So basically we need poopers and lawn mowers. This will mean a lot of fence building though. Stay tuned!