Raising Pigs for Pork, Plowing and More

Homegrown hogs can help you make compost and plow new ground — plus, your pastured pork will be some of the best you've ever tasted.



Raising Pigs
British Saddleback hogs are an excellent heritage breed pig for the homesteader.
Illustration By Celia Lewis
Parts of the Pig
Distinguishing characteristics of a healthy hog.
Illustration By Celia Lewis
Berkshire Hog
Heritage pig breeds vary widely in appearance and personality. Pictured here is the Berkshire hog.
Illustration By Celia Lewis
Duroc Hog
Heritage pig breeds vary widely in appearance and personality. Pictured here is the Duroc hog.
Illustration By Celia Lewis
Hampshire Hog
Heritage pig breeds vary widely in appearance and personality. Pictured here is the Hampshire hog.
Illustration By Celia Lewis
Guinea Hog
Heritage pig breeds vary widely in appearance and personality. Pictured here is the Guinea Hog.
Illustration By Celia Lewis
Pigs for the Rural Homestead
Pigs are an excellent livestock choice for almost any rural homestead.
Illustration By Celia Lewis
Shelters for Pigs
All pigs need shelter: Even in summer, they must be able to get out of the sun, and in winter they need somewhere warm and dry.
Illustration By Celia Lewis
Illustrated Guide to Pigs
The lovely watercolor illustrations of heritage hogs in this article were from taken from “The Illustrated Guide to Pigs” by Celia Lewis. 
Cover Courtesy Celia Lewis
Mulefoot Piglets
Mulefoot hogs are a heritage pig breed that is growing in popularity. These Mulefoot piglets share their food — bowl and all.
Illustration By Celia Lewis











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