I don’t know what it is about pigs, but I love raising them. Of all the animals we have, pigs have been the easiest to take care of, needed the least attention and hey, they give us bacon. But don’t forget the other fantastic product they give us: Lard
Eww lard, right? I know that’s what everyone is saying. I mean just the thought of deep frying something in lard makes you gain a pound. But it’s not as bad as you think, just hear me out.
Bacon pigs versus Lard pigs
At Flip Flop Ranch, we raise American Guinea Hogs, an endangered breed with only around 200 left. We sell breeding Read More
Yes that’s right. They have arrived. Finally. I’ve been excited over our new guinea hogs for months now since we purchased them and have just been waiting for the delivery of two adult pairs (one pregnant) and the other pair with five piglets. Why am I so excited? Well, besides just loving pigs, we tasted our last processed hog.
It was amazing. To be honest, I hate pork chops. They’ve always been dry and tasteless no matter how well we cook them or what recipe we use. We had guinea hog pork chops the other day and there was actually taste. And MOISTURE. It was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
* Baby pigs appear very greedy when they are competing for food from their mothers. For this reason the words “pig” and “hog” have become associated with greedy behavior.
* Pigs have a well developed sense of smell. They can find things underground and have been used to find truffles, a French delicacy, or to sniff out drugs in service to policemen
* Soldier pigs have gone to war. On battlefields, they have used their sensitive snouts as mine sniffers.
* A mature pig has 44 teeth. The canine teeth, called tusks, grow continuously and are sharpened by the lowers and uppers rubbing against each other.
* Scientists believe that pigs are one Read More