We Were SURPRISED When The PIGS Acted This Way!

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Living Traditions Homestead

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It is a rainy, cold yucky day, so Kevin and Sarah answer questions in front of the wood stove about the woven weed fabric, about the pig breeding and upcoming dispatching, and discuss their Blue Slate turkeys, Kevin's parent's move to the farm house, and a channel schedule change.
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Melissa Cuthbert
Melissa Cuthbert 4 ամիս առաջ
Love your baseball shirt with " Give Thanks" on it. Where did you find it?
grammyspieface1 4 ամիս առաջ
@Living Traditions Homestead I love those t shirts and hooded ones,Mine was too big, but I will order next size down, but I think 5hey are awesome, good quality
Cynthia Fisher
Cynthia Fisher 4 ամիս առաջ
@Living Traditions Homestead I think you look really nice in that shirt!
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Living Traditions Homestead 4 ամիս առաջ
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Cbass 8 օր առաջ
I’ve wanted to live like you guys most of my life. What was hard for me was finding a partner who wanted too. God Bless you guys. I live vicariously through your videos now. I’m way to old now to start...68 is over the hill to begin. I’m happy you two found each other...I have a garden begins my garage now with tons of sun and great soil. I do what I can now and am grateful for what I grow.
Samantha Childs
Samantha Childs 2 ամիս առաջ
If you can raise ducks, get Muscovies. They are extremely broody, big meat duck, very thrifty, and healthy. They prefer to free range and the only downside is if you live on a busy road they will cross the road and become road kill.
Vernon Vest
Vernon Vest 2 ամիս առաջ
Can you tag the weed fabric one is tomato 🍅 Two is corn 🌽 Three Cabbage????
Sugar Free
Sugar Free 2 ամիս առաջ
My mother grew up on a plantation until she was drafted into World War II and she always talked about turkeys and how dumb they were and how a drop of rain would clunk them on the head and they were never right again okay. I guess it's true. I love this channel
Susan Taylor
Susan Taylor 2 ամիս առաջ
It was ment to be for your parents to be by yall god is good my mother is passed away my husband's parents are passed away I only have my dad he doesn't go much no where but I go see him 1 time a week
Herbert Johnson
Herbert Johnson 2 ամիս առաջ
I think they will be having there babies in March. it takes 5 months I believe for sows to farrow
Jody Chapple
Jody Chapple 3 ամիս առաջ
I'm glad you are doing one of my suggestions with the tilling, adding organic matter and leaving the your soil over Winter. It really works on clay soil. Good luck. XX
Denise Billings
Denise Billings 3 ամիս առաջ
I hope to have acreage when I retire
Megan Janae
Megan Janae 3 ամիս առաջ
Always look forward to watching your videos!! Kevin's parents moving closer must be super exciting :) Are y'all close with Sarah's parents/family as well? Do either one of you have siblings? How do your familes feel about the way you choose to live your awesome life? Have a blessed day!
JiuJitsuForAll 3 ամիս առաջ
Family, Family, Family!!! If you've got a good Family, you've got it made!!! Happy Thanksgiving! I love it when a plan comes together! God Bless you guys!!! You are inspiring to us oldsters!
lisa reaume
lisa reaume 3 ամիս առաջ
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gman323232 3 ամիս առաջ
maybe move the blue turkeys inside/?? but it will save you the Loss of end meat
Bob Aldridge
Bob Aldridge 3 ամիս առաջ
LOL, I heat with wood too. Nothing like a nice wood fire. You guys rock!
Tracy Frye
Tracy Frye 3 ամիս առաջ
We have IPP’s this year for the first time. Do you feed them meet maker? Is it 1 lb. per month age of pig? Also do you supplement with veggies is so how much? Do you have an email?
Ian Ziegler
Ian Ziegler 3 ամիս առաջ
If you get a chance look up BCS rotary plow I think it would save a lot of Labor in the garden take care and God bless
Roger Due
Roger Due 3 ամիս առաջ
How and where do you find your IPPs. We are going to start raising pigs, and we like what we saw with yours.
Richard Sherrick
Richard Sherrick 3 ամիս առաջ
I just love the both of you. Thank you so much for these videos, and may God continue to richly bless you.🙏🇺🇸
Trudy Cash
Trudy Cash 3 ամիս առաջ
Minus 4 degrees here in Alaska
Cheryl Parker
Cheryl Parker 3 ամիս առաջ
Do you know if you have wire grass? I have it here in NC and I am trying to decide if using the woven weed fabric would help to get through the growing season?
Global Interest
Global Interest 3 ամիս առաջ
Bless your home
Connie Freeman
Connie Freeman 4 ամիս առաջ
I just about "processed' your whole flock of turkeys last Tuesday, they were all standing in the middle of the highway! Luckily I slammed on the brakes and swerved to miss them, they were well camouflaged until I got up close. LOL
Barn Razed by Jesse
Barn Razed by Jesse 4 ամիս առաջ
We bring our sows and gilts to our boar. I'm not certain it is the best or only way but, it works well here. Best of luck!
Callie Gilchrist
Callie Gilchrist 4 ամիս առաջ
What breed of turkey does off grid Homestead , With Doug and Stacy have you thought about their breed of turkey?
Debra Raiche
Debra Raiche 4 ամիս առաջ
what fabric are you using? thank you!
Hbug13 _
Hbug13 _ 4 ամիս առաջ
We live in western WA and our friend has had great success with red bourbon turkeys. He raises over a hundred each year and sells them for Thanksgiving. We pretty much have cold, rainy weather October through May.😄
Joan Rath
Joan Rath 4 ամիս առաջ
Do you ever watch any of tim farmers videos on canning,farming,smoking an processing? Hes got some good stuff too an recipes..smoked cheese is amazing.
Living Traditions Homestead
Living Traditions Homestead 4 ամիս առաջ
Yes, he has some great videos!
Joan Rath
Joan Rath 4 ամիս առաջ
Awesome to have parents close .great for the kids too.happy for you.
Diane Johanson
Diane Johanson 4 ամիս առաջ
Drowning is exactly what domesticated turkeys do when it’s raining. My uncle in Oklahoma used to raise turkeys and one summer we went up there to visit them on summer vacation. I was 12 at the time. It started raining and my uncle came in and said, come on kids and help me get the turkeys into their building. Me and my cousins all ran with him toward the turkey yard and started shooing the turkeys inside their building. I asked my uncle why the turkeys didn’t go in by themselves. These were a breed of all white turkeys he raised and he had hundreds of them. He said they were so stupid that they would stand out there in the rain with their mouths open, pointed toward the sky, and drown if he didn’t run them inside. I had never heard that before!
Garden Dilemma
Garden Dilemma 4 ամիս առաջ
Are you guys ever going back to 3 videos per week? I thought 2 was temporary.
Bee And Bark
Bee And Bark 4 ամիս առաջ
Snow in Boston. It knocked a tree down in our yard, missing the picture window, thankfully.
Becky Taul
Becky Taul 4 ամիս առաջ
Love yo guys
Mike Canler
Mike Canler 4 ամիս առաջ
Have you tried putting your turkey eggs under a large breed broody hen (chicken)? She would probably raise them better and also teach them to come in from the rain!! Enjoy your videos. And have learned a lot about canning. (My first year canning by myself.)
Rose Purdy
Rose Purdy 4 ամիս առաջ
Bourbon Red turkeys are quite Hardy and bred and brooded well when I raised the.
Ev Palfy
Ev Palfy 4 ամիս առաջ
Can you buy wild turkeys?
Michele Olson
Michele Olson 4 ամիս առաջ
Your parents will be so much safer by your family. And isn't it amazing how God whispers to us to prepare us for what is about to change?! 💜🕊
T M 4 ամիս առաջ
Being a brush bird they will hunker down more under kennal side. A friend of mine did concrete cloth like umbrella kennels. With straw under. Most of their birds use them. Just sharing.
T M 4 ամիս առաջ
All the channels that have pigs say feed alot/ mostly corn before harvest to the pigs. It suppose to help in the meat fat ratio and taste.
T M 4 ամիս առաջ
How you keep your skin looking so good?!
Sherlyn Patterson
Sherlyn Patterson 4 ամիս առաջ
Happy to hear your family will be all together for the holidays.
Leah Fall
Leah Fall 4 ամիս առաջ
I would like to see all the food you have canned and put up let’s see the goods lol show us your pantry tour
Patty Wise, Sramek
Patty Wise, Sramek 4 ամիս առաջ
your sound is hard to hear. could you turn your sound up?
Chaney's Ranch
Chaney's Ranch 4 ամիս առաջ
Guys I totally love the weed fabric. Game changer! Boars are certainly single minded when they meet the sows. Oh my you guys awesome your parents are moving there! Turkeys.. ugh. I've tried several breeds. I had the best luck with Bourbon reds but all the hens go broody. I took the eggs until I had 5 gave them to the hen. She will tuck them in and brood, just hand them to her one at a time. Same for my geese, I gather 5 or so eggs and give them to my best broody.
Michael Price
Michael Price 4 ամիս առաջ
Not sure how you feel about them but I am team Narragansett all the way, I've raised them for about 5 years and beside the hen who ran off with the wild tom before I fixed their enclosure, I've had a very good success rate. Although my hens do get broody I don't let them set, I gather and incubate. I have a rather robust breeding and turn over rate for my poultry. I think Narragansetts are fairly close to native birds that they still have some survival instinct in them, at least enough to not commit suicide, which is something some turkeys just do. There's a reason why calling someone a turkey is an insult, they are just dumb birds.
Jenny Girl
Jenny Girl 4 ամիս առաջ
My g'ma used to talk about "not-so-bright" turkeys on her childhood farm. 😬 Wild turkeys seem to be quite a bit smarter.
Tammy Frazier
Tammy Frazier 4 ամիս առաջ
Hi from Las Vegas, I’d love to have a tour of your food storage areas. I love to see how farm families store all their crops and meats.
Karen Cauthen
Karen Cauthen 4 ամիս առաջ
Our God is so Good! Got to tell you that I think you both have a great gift that you are sharing with the world! Your openness and gift of sharing is an immense blessing to the people who are seeking searching for real social relationships. There are many online people who seek a relationship with other people. Your openness and honesty is refreshing!
Virginia Brister
Virginia Brister 4 ամիս առաջ
Your sister is from Wichita!! I was raised in Hutchinson and spent 13 years of my married life in Nevada, Missouri. I'm excited for Kevin's parents to get settled in. It'll be so great for them to be close to you.
Pat 4 ամիս առաջ
Hello there , I really enjoy watching how you guys do thing , I have learned a lot from you , I want to try to make cheese from your cheese episode but I cant get raw milk from any of the dairy farms here by Motley , the farmers say it's a liability because it has not been pasteurized , will the process work with pasteurized whole milk with some half and half added back in ? I hope to hear back from you , thank you , pat adams, Motley Minnesota
Kimberly H
Kimberly H 4 ամիս առաջ
ALL turkeys are Stooooopid. Lol. I doubt one breed is any smarter than another. Dumbest bird on the planet, I think. Lol.
V Gil
V Gil 4 ամիս առաջ
We have magnificent wild turkeys in MI. so they must not be stupid. What about a wilder breed of turkey? No one raises the wild ones?
Sandra D
Sandra D 4 ամիս առաջ
Have you ever thought about going NO DIG. It’s the best way to grow. Look up Charles Downing on AM-posts.
grammyspieface1 4 ամիս առաջ
Do y'all have any issues with parasites with the goats or cowlove that your parents are moving out with y'all
grammyspieface1 4 ամիս առաջ
I plan on buying some weed fabric before we move,so we have it to start a garden as soon as possible
grammyspieface1 4 ամիս առաջ
I just got home 28th,from up there, and it rained the last 2 days I was there,We are selling our house and have already started looking up there,got to meet with realtor, do you have any tips on picking out a homestead site and home
Chris Burch
Chris Burch 4 ամիս առաջ
I remember a story of my grandparents had many turkeys and on a hot day my aunt was a child and took a water hose to cool the turkeys down and alot of them died from the heat differences- shock.
Messy Antics Farm
Messy Antics Farm 4 ամիս առաջ
You’re sister’s near Wichita?? I’m super close to Wichita. small world
Dixieburk1 4 ամիս առաջ
When I moved to Michigan from California I was shocked at how aggressive the weeds were. Just a little bit of the culture shock, lol.
Tammy Martin
Tammy Martin 4 ամիս առաջ
I would suggest red bourbon. I may not have the cold you have but they are a breed that are from cold country on the east. I've raised them for 9 years. They are friendly and curious. I've had no problems with them getting out of the rain. No problems with females staying on the clutches and hatching poults. My biggest issue has been with males fighting each other. We solved that by processing.
Norseman Honey
Norseman Honey 4 ամիս առաջ
i grew up on my grandmas farm, she had over 500 pigs with around 200 breeding sows. That said my job during harvest was feeding them, as a child i watched alot. One sow i remembered protected me when feeding time by that i mean she kept all away untill i put in the trough then the free for all happened. I found after a spell they would come running to me upon entry to there pen. I hated the boar and he me. so he always stayed a far distance away. The sows all become very tame to me. i loved feeding them since they become very friendly. I enjoyed my time with the pigs and never forgot it now 50 years later i wish you all the luck. My favorite sow would run to me for a scratch every time i was in the pen, she protected me from any other pig. good times i had with her around guarding me cheers
Carla Barnes
Carla Barnes 4 ամիս առաջ
Wow Sara you said your sister lives in Wichita, I live in Hutchinson.
Vernon Vest
Vernon Vest 4 ամիս առաջ
Check out Royal Palm turkeys 🦃
Lucky Robin's Homestead
Lucky Robin's Homestead 4 ամիս առաջ
We had really good luck with Royal Palms for heritage breed turkeys. They did well despite all the rain in NW Washington. We did have trees in their area, though, and they would go under those when it rained as well as an 8 x 8 open-sided covered area. Smarter than a lot of turkeys and beautiful. I felt they were heartier than blue slates as well. The females are generally pretty broody. Our Gina tried to hatch out some duck eggs, but the ducks always bullied her out at night. She also sat on her own eggs once she gave up on that.
Liz Mortley
Liz Mortley 4 ամիս առաջ
Amen sis, when God's in charge all is well. Hope all goes well with breathing the pigs.
Jeff Mitchell
Jeff Mitchell 4 ամիս առաջ
Cool shirt
S Shawnee
S Shawnee 4 ամիս առաջ
Black Spanish Turkeys are pretty good at having instincts to not standing in the rain drowning themselves. They are a rare heritage breed. The Brown Domestic is real good and even better if cross with the wild.
Vernon Vest
Vernon Vest 4 ամիս առաջ
When you are faced with (Ice) try to fit Burlap sacks to your shoes 👞 really works good in getting around. Will work good for Mom and Dad when Ice come on the ground.
Victoria Thompson
Victoria Thompson 4 ամիս առաջ
ubetchya78 4 ամիս առաջ
Ask Da'nelle at Weed em & Reap what kind of turkey hen they have. Their turkey hen LOVES to brood eggs, she's hatched (I think) Peacock eggs, emu egg, other asst eggs.... I've heard more than one old timer state that turkeys are so dumb they'll drown in a rainstorm. I'm glad your parents will be close to you guys. It has been extremely cold here (for AZ) the past few days, was 45 in Mesa the other morning! Currently at 4 am it is 53. BRRRRRRR
Lea Lounsbury
Lea Lounsbury 4 ամիս առաջ
Oh cool baby pigs in about 3 month 3 weeks and 3 days congrats i worksed at sow units and miss them
imo imo
imo imo 4 ամիս առաջ
just talk talk talk 😡😡😡
Thomas Stone
Thomas Stone 4 ամիս առաջ
I know you have experiance but when your sows birth dont fully trust them. I was about 6 my dad had to use a 2× to get out! Just saying
Roger Smith
Roger Smith 4 ամիս առաջ
Love that breed of 🐖 🐷 🐽 🐗
Susan Brungard
Susan Brungard 4 ամիս առաջ
God is so good. God knows all things.
hopechannelcat 4 ամիս առաջ
royal palm is a heritage breed that done well for me and i'm here in missouri as well
Mollie Cornwell
Mollie Cornwell 4 ամիս առաջ
Did not know you have a sister in Wichita! We moved here in 1983 and love Wichita and Kansas! You two are great inspiration to many people, including us! Keep dreaming!!!
Gail Elwood
Gail Elwood 4 ամիս առաջ
Kevin, so glad your parents decided to move up to be with ya'll! There is nothing better than having family nearby. Your whole family will be Blessed by it. Sarah, you are so right about allowing God to lead you because the benefits are awesome!
Jasmin Grap
Jasmin Grap 4 ամիս առաջ
We got snow back in September then again 2 days ago here in Colorado!
linda chandler
linda chandler 4 ամիս առաջ
Word of warning! A sweet docile sow, even raised by hand, when she has pigs the hormones can ever so rarely in the occasional animal, go crazy. The sweet pig you raised can...kill...you. Caution until you see if that severe hormonal imbalance has happened. Even if it is only one sow out of a hundred, if you're that unlucky it's serious business.
Lisa Wilson
Lisa Wilson 4 ամիս առաջ
Hello from Philadelphia , pa I am new on your channel ,
hollie nguyen
hollie nguyen 4 ամիս առաջ
I love your channel and I am grateful for the wealth of knowledge you share. I had an issue with the audio of this video, it was hard to hear you, especially Sarah.
Olga Gutierrez
Olga Gutierrez 4 ամիս առաջ
Good videos I want to learn how to process the pigs
Joed Hewitt
Joed Hewitt 4 ամիս առաջ
Audio trouble
Joan Brewer
Joan Brewer 4 ամիս առաջ
God's timing is amazing :)
R. M.
R. M. 4 ամիս առաջ
God is so gracious to your family ❣️❤️
Ca Bo
Ca Bo 4 ամիս առաջ
SETH CARLEY 4 ամիս առաջ
Hollywood 4 ամիս առաջ
I keep the house at 68 and wear heavy clothes indoors! Fall is a time to give thanks to the Lord and "pray without ceasing". :):):):) ..... Nice t-shirts!
Susan Gortva
Susan Gortva 4 ամիս առաջ
black spanish turkey are hardy. except one female would not get off her nest to eat or drink. we had to bring food to her and then, she was laying down so long , she couldn't walk. we separated her, i massaged her legs and held her above the ground to let her think she could walk again. after a month she actually did walk. I was as surprised as her. a small chicken will also hatch anyones eggs. they make great mothers
Collieco Form
Collieco Form 4 ամիս առաջ
Set up mulch piles all over your garden area. By spring it will be ready and in place. Spring clean up you can start some fast compost piles. It is a great free way to build up the soil. I love turkeys. You can get so many meals and then I always make big batches of turkey broth. I have to supply the whole extended family with my soup.
Kelly Belanger
Kelly Belanger 4 ամիս առաջ
I completely understand, I have 3 pigs to process, we do it completely ourselves.smoking and lard too. However since we waited so long because of the weather being too warm they are now 500 lbs each. We are butchering them tomorrow, it is 2 degree Celsius today with snow flurries here in Quebec Canada
Judi Yakab
Judi Yakab 4 ամիս առաջ
Use Preem on your garden it keeps weeds at bay for 6 months.
Kelly Freeman
Kelly Freeman 4 ամիս առաջ
I have had really good experiences with my beltsville small turkeys. They are hardy birds that reproduce well. Being smaller they are easier to handle. You have more options when cooking them. You can process them younger and have fryers. Or let them grow out to have a roasting bird. Being white they produce a nice looking finished product .
Sister Free Bird
Sister Free Bird 4 ամիս առաջ
it's very interesting to hear about natural animal behaviors, seasons, & reasons. Nice to hear about your parents moving closer and how the Lord is blessing that.
nancy pollard
nancy pollard 4 ամիս առաջ
ha! I turn on the heat when the house falls below 72. Now air conditioning? I won't turn that on until it's above 92 for a few days in a row.
Saloni Salvi
Saloni Salvi 4 ամիս առաջ
That’s great news it will be nice having your parents near you ,,, 👍🏼👍🏼
Paul Trollope
Paul Trollope 4 ամիս առաջ
Sound on video rather mixed, on this video , Kevin's voice volume OK, but Sarah's came over low.......or am I getting old.
Monica Jensen
Monica Jensen 4 ամիս առաջ
Add sand and straw
Dave Bankson
Dave Bankson 4 ամիս առաջ
Meaning the girls go in with the males pen.
Dave Bankson
Dave Bankson 4 ամիս առաջ
You should always add your sow to the boar. That cuts down on the territorial issues.
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