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Farm Name: VanDunk Farm

Year Farm Established: 2010

Location: Dinwiddie, VA

Years I’ve been farming: 5 years

Animals I raise: Chickens, Pigs, Goats

Crops I grow: So far... collards

The proudest moment on my farm: Starting the farm!

Pets: Gizmo (house dog), Somber (city-dog goes to the country)

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  I see you are trying not to get attached to your pigs. Thats hard with a small farm. We have Bacon (boar), pork chop and sauage (sows). With cold weather nearing there time on the farm is coming to an end. But to replace then are 6 gilts from the litters they produced along with a fresh boar named Fred from a close by farm. As time goes on it does get easier to go thur the cycle of life. For the kids we have a fresh young litter for them to play with as the piglet become hogs.

wish you luck

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11/17/2010 12:47.01 AM Report This Comment  
I have two Barred Rock hens, one Rhode Island Red hen, four Rhode Island Red pullets, two white rock hens, and two Rhode Island Red roosters. Then we have Weezer... he's a bantam rooster who guards our front door. Every time someone comes on the porch he crows "some-one's-at-the-door" hehe :)

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11/15/2010 08:51.48 AM Report This Comment  
  What type of chickens do you have?

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11/12/2010 03:52.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Summer's mom weight 1500 pounds, would have to ask P2 (son), whoes in school right now, how old Mommy is.

P2 picked her out when she was 2 days old from his Pa-Pa's herd and worked hard on him for a mth to let him show her.

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11/10/2010 06:23.23 AM Report This Comment  
  My goats currently have two chickens as 'roommates'. These are the white ones who were obviously low on the pecking order (hence the blue feathers). The only thing I would say about housing pigs with goats is you would probably have to separate them for feeding as they can be quite 'hogs'. :)

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11/10/2010 04:24.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Do you allow your goats to roam with the pigs? Our son showed his pigs at the fair this year for 4H and is wanting to show meat goats next year. Trying to figure out how to house the goats and pigs on 5 acres of land...LOL...Hubby asked the other day when the dairy cow was coming, I'd just looked at him and asked if HE had lost his mind, I don't miss getting up for 4 to milk at ALL..have a great day.

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11/09/2010 07:23.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning
Cute photos!

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11/09/2010 04:56.22 AM Report This Comment  
welcome to hobby farms

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11/08/2010 05:57.55 AM Report This Comment  
Nice pictures! We name our animals things like: T-Bone, Sir Loin, Bob[Breakfast on a Bun!]

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11/07/2010 03:14.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Thank you. This pig we call "Bar-B" our challenge is not getting attached as he is a feeder along with his brother... I have to keep reminding myself, "not pets". Our goats, however, are pets. I have a male and a female pigmy goat. The goats are what really sprouted our farm. They are very lovable.

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11/07/2010 10:15.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Your pig is adorable. I don't have pigs on the farm, but do have chickens and am adding goats next Spring. What kind of goats do you have?

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11/07/2010 09:48.02 AM Report This Comment  


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