My favorite season, ahead of even Christmas, is kidding season! Nothing makes people smile more than happy, hopping baby goats. Our Windy and Sannah kidded two weeks ago, and we are happy to present our four beautiful kids, Erik the Red and Afrikan Rose, Magnus and Maddie Annah.
These babies grow so quickly. They're already eating feed with momma twice a day in addition to nursing... and are strong and thriving. Both moms are excellent second time mothers, and they are taking exceptional care of their kids. We are looking forward to breeding the younger girls this summer to our beautiful savanna buck, Bruno Mars. Our aim is to breed an east Texas hardy meat breed, and Bruno is a step in the right direction.
PORK IS THE WORD. Our pigs will be ready for the butcher by mid to late March. They are eating us out of house and home, and they get bigger right before our very eyes... good for the end customer. These beautiful pigs are happy and healthy, and they are being fed Texas Natural Feeds, a non-GMO/non-soy feed. We are offering WHOLE pigs for $5.50 per pound based on hanging weight, which includes delivery to butcher within 50 miles of Grapeland and butchered/packaged. We hope to be partnering with local urban restaurants to showcase our meat on their farm to table type menus. Let us know if you are interested in a whole or half pig.
Our sows, Maple and Paté, are heavily bred, and any day now, they'll be giving birth to their second litters of mangalitsa-red wattle piglets. We hope that we can partner with enough restaurants and families to continue feeding Texas Natural Feeds, but if that is not the case, we will at minimum raise some hella happy pigs on conventional feed to be offered at a more conventional price. YOU tell US what you want. We can make it happen.
I will be making more organic goat milk soap next week, starting with an oatmeal, a lavender, and a rosemary/mint. We will be stocking up for the Grapeland Farmers Market scheduled to open on May 13th, selling them @ $5 per bar. Let us know if you have any special requests for soap recipes. We plan to also have cuts of our mangalitsa-red wattle crossed pigs. We may even have a crock pot of samples if you're lucky. ;)
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