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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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