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Got my Second Dog. Creating a Pack of Guard Dogs for my Farm.

Got my Second Dog. Creating a Pack of Guard Dogs for my Farm.

Meet the second member of my pack, White Foot. This was my friend’s guard dog that is a one year old female and used to be part of a seven dog pack. She will run up and attack anyone unknown who walks into her territory. Excellent behavior and I am hoping she can influence the first member of my pack who is a stray from the streets. Last night she would not sleep inside and wanted to stay outside on…

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Meet my Chicken Flock. Raising Chickens in the Belize Jungle. Rooster, Broilers, Layers (Hens)

Meet my Chicken Flock. Raising Chickens in the Belize Jungle. Rooster, Broilers, Layers (Hens)

I kept a female Broiler alive since my first round of raising chickens for meat. This broiler is now massive and my Rooster has finally had sex with her. This also implies she is getting ready to lay eggs. A local Rooster crossed with a Mennonite Broiler? I am curious to see what kind of baby chickens they will create. I also have five female Layers which have grown up fast and in a few more months will be laying…

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Building a Pig Pen in the Jungle

Building a Pig Pen in the Jungle

The new pig pen has been built. I have five garden beds ready for planting. I have cedar wood chippings along walkways between garden beds. Weeks of chopping through the jungle and clearing land led to weeks of digging garden beds, paths, and holes for fence posts and fencing. All the wood I got for free. The metal fencing did cost a little. Hard work.

Raising Pigs in the Jungle and Slaughtering them into Bacon, Ribs, and Ham.

Raising Pigs in the Jungle and Slaughtering them into Bacon, Ribs, and Ham.

After becoming familiar with chickens and the basics of farm life I was then ready to acquire my first serious livestock. I decided on pigs only to learn how much work they are. After having them as pets for two months they refused to be moved to the new safe pig pen and as a result they had to be killed early. The risk of loss of investment was too great at the current location. Plus after realizing how good…

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