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Welcome to my Sustainable addiction! I am a DIY addict, Wife, Mother and Grandmother.  I enjoy sharing my all natural recipes, cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene items, gardening and all things sustainable including my farming.  
We are a family owned, woman run small farm located near the Edisto River in Dorchester County SC.
Our farming operation consists of poultry, quail, eggs, dairy and meat goats. You can buy from us with confidence as we hold a permit from SC to sell Poultry and are also licensed as a Wholesale Egg Distributor.
Through our farming practices we provide for our community a variety of Poultry breeds, Heavy dual purpose birds, exotic and ornamental chickens as well as Cortunix Quail that are heat tolerant for our hot SC Summers. 

Whether you are looking for Farm Fresh Eggs, Fertile eggs for hatching (Chicken and Quail), hatchlings, grown birds or Dairy and Meat Goats (seasonal births) we have a large selection of beautiful animals.  
We also have Dairy Goats and kids. Current 2017 births so far are 5 kids Nubian / Alpine Saneen cross and 2 Nubian / Toggenburg Cross.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Pigs - Processed and in the freezer

Saturday we processed 2 Hogs that I raised since the Early Spring of 2017. What a blessing and a huge savings on meat. A conservative estimate of savings from raising them ourselves and then processesing them is $1,500.00 for the amount of meat that we harvested - that includes the money I spent on feed. Not a bad weekend at all! 

I am thankful for all of this good looking #bacon, I have curing with brown sugar, Maple flavoring and Salt.

The 4 qts. so far of pork stock that I was able to get done Saturday evening. 

Soup bones for future batches of stock, after smoking the meat. 

A freezer full of meat and plenty of fat back for seasoning, smoking, lard and soap making! 

I still need to process the sausage this week about 40# (I love sausage), but oh how good that will be 
I wish I had 2 more days off now to rest!