I was so excited that Philip decided we needed to get pigs at the Florida House. We kept pigs when I was a kid, so it was exciting to have new ones around, I love the sound of a full barnyard! These little piggies will certainly mean a big harvest on the homestead.
Scratching the pigs ears, trying to get the animals used to being handled. These little piggies will soon be right at home here at the Florida House.
Shortly after we got these pigs, Philip’s mom, Joy Murphy, asked if we’d raise a couple of pigs for her. We soon had four pigs happily rooting in the barn yard. Time for these little piggies to make some more adjustments getting used to new barn yard friends.
Roxie likes to try to play with the pigs. The pigs are not fond of her or that idea.
The cattle panels of the pig pen are buried deep into the ground. Philip has also buried chunks of brown concrete to discourage digging out of the pig pen. We tried a timed feeder for this group of pigs that would drop the feed, but that turned out to be rather messy. The black truck bed liner was to keep it from just getting buried in the dirt.
About the Author: Barbra-Sue Kowalski grew up on a small hobby farm. She was always drawn to farm life, however, she was stuck in an urban life far from her roots. Barbra-Sue was a single mom for 13 years, raising her 3 children on her own. She met Philip in 2018 and they married in 2021. Between the two of them, they have 5 grown children and 4 grandchildren. These empty nesters are following their dreams! As they both turn 50, they are building their off-grid homestead to live the life that they dream about. Learn more about Philip and Barbra-Sue here. Contact them here. To leave a comment on this post, please scroll down.