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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summer Time

This summer has been flying by. Sorry it has been so long since my last post. The wet cool spring and summer have set us back with some of our crops. First cutting hay was about 3 weeks behind, but a pretty good sized one when we got it up. On the plus side, grass/pasture is growing well and the cattle have plenty to eat. The Mangalitsa pigs are also growing and getting ready for fall processing.

I have enjoyed seeing many of you at the Texas Corners Farmers Market.

Hope all is well with you and yours.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Waiting For Spring

I do not know about you, but I am tired of snow and winter. Wish spring would hurry and get here.

I have been working on the 2014 order form and the spring news letter to go with it. In the letter it will talk about a few changes for 2014. The main change for this year will have to do with the pork shares that are offered. Over the past few years we have only offered our Mangalitsa pigs to restaurants and not in shares to everyone. Instead we would purchase young regular breed pigs and raise these for share holders. This year we are not going to bring in regular pigs for shares, we have enough Mangalitsa to offer them to share holders. Between having plenty of Mangalitsa pigs and a decease running through many regulars pig herds throughout the USA. I will not be bringing in outside pigs to the farm.

What does this mean for you??

It means that you are going to be getting a great deal on pork that is served in some of the best restaurants in the world as a gourmet dinner. Yes the price per pound will be a little higher than regular pork, but will only run about $60 per share more than usual. Mangalitsa dinners are often a $100 per plate, so $60 extra for 30lbs of gourmet meat is not that much.

It also means that the chops and roasts will carry a good 1/2 inch thick of fat. The Mangalitsa is known for its fat. A fat known to be very flavorful and higher in omega 3's. The bacon will also carry a lot more fat (and cooks very fast.)  The meat will be redder in color

You can find a lot of info about the Mangalitsa pigs on the internet, if you want to know more.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Hope all is well with you and yours.


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Winter Chores

Hello Everyone.
I do not know about you guys, but I have had enough of this winter weather. In some areas I have had to trudge through 3 foot snow drifts to do chores. We are running out of room to push the new snows . So far all of the animals seem to be holding up to the extreme weather we have been having. Wish I could say the same for some of our equipment. Tractors are harder to get started in cold weather and I have buried the tractor in the snow once already and had to get another farmer with a much bigger tractor to pull me out.  Good thing we raise a pig with the nick name of wooly pig. All of that wool like hair has been a great help in keeping them warm.

It won't be long and it will be time to get order forms in the mail. My goal is to get them out to everyone sometime in March.

Looking forward to Spring.
Hope all is well with you and yours.