American Guinea Hogs ← Spiral Ridge Permaculture

The adventures of a regenerative pig farmer

For the last couple of years I have donated a Party Pig to an annual fish fry and brew festival just outside of Nashville, Tn. This year I supplied the event with a 6 month old 50 LB American Guinea Hog. Smoked slowly for 8 hours, misted with a special sauce and rubbed with a ...

Holistic Pig Grazing at Spiral Ridge Homestead

Today Jason and Sam (our interns) learned how we rotate our pigs through the homestead. We set up our #1 paddock today. We will be monitoring the paddock over the next week to inform us when we need to move them to paddock #2. The paddocks are lush with clovers, rye, vetch, oats, vegetative tree ...

Bamboo Fodder Research 2

Today Kiran (our 10 year old son) and I decided to test the viability of dwarf  bamboo as a fodder crop.  Indocalamus longiauritus was our chosen species.  We cut our samples from a small nursery grove that we established as a mother for future plantings.  Our initial intention was to see if the goat would ...