Part of that planning has me thinking about this year's piglets. We will be buying two weaned piglets from a local farm and installing them in our pig pasture. We will grow them mostly on free food gathered from local restaurants and farms, and hopefully, fallen acorns from the neighborhood this fall. Of course, they will forage some of their food from their pasture.
Last year's pig project was an outrageous success. We bought four piglets, two for us, one for my folks in exchange for lots of help with the fencing, housing (Dad built their A-frame house), food gathering, and butchering. One pig went to the guys who came in to do the dirtiest of the dirty work.