Raising pigs on your homestead is one of the most rewarding tasks — both monetarily and emotionally.
A quarter ton of pork! When the hogs are young, chicken-wire netting was necessary to keep them in their pen.
PHOTO: ED ROBINSON
Six-week-old pigs, already weaned, can be bought by mail. By feeding surplus garden vegetables, table scraps, and some grain they'll grow up to 200 pounds in 20 weeks.
This is a simple hog feed trough for garbage. Note the braces, which give each pig a chance to eat. Wide endboards keep pigs from upsetting the trough.
A simple hog house can be constructed at home.