Category: Red Wattle Hogs

All the Red Wattle Stuff

Exciting News for The Ohl Farm!

Well, it’s nearly Thanksgiving, and we have a renewed plan for the farm.. I’m not going to spill all the beans just yet… as I intend to do that over the next few days, and weeks, and bring people with…

Week 18 – May Garden Updates

This past week was a short one blog-wise, since I was sooo late with last week’s blog, and seem to be on time with this one… However a few things have been getting done, and changing. Stormy finally had her…

Week 15 – April Garden Updates

Been another crazy week. I sure wish I could put in more time out in the garden, but there always seems to be something else more pressing. I had a goat that contracted tetanus, so I had to spend a…

Week 11 – Mar Garden Updates

I have been under the weather for several days, but got a few things done. Here are some picture updates, and comments. Hopefully the end is near for this flu bug… Not sure if I showed this before, but I…

Week 6 – Feb Garden Updates

There has been some progress this week around the farm. I have worked in the greenhouse a lot, and gotten more plants potted up, as well as the workbench finished, and am in the process of getting the center aisle…

Reading Ear notches on a Hog

This post is for new pig folks, and kids with show pigs, and people that just want to learn what those notches are for, and how to read them, and put them on a piglet. Hog keepersĀ that need to keep…

State of the Farm 2016

Well, I’ve recently been busy doing more infrastructure work than actual gardening, but it is all in the right direction… The Greenhouse is done enough to use, and has plants in it, the garden is getting beds cleaned out slowly…

Winter Gardening in Texas

I am always so amazed at all the work to be done in the Winter for growing things in Texas Gardens… Here is a breakdown of what has been happening around the farm through December, and what is coming up…

Winter Trip 2015

So, most winters, somewhere around Christmas, I make a journey to Oklahoma or North Texas, or some such area nearly half way to Canada… It is becoming a tradition for there to be a trailer behind me, and animals in…

Crossbred Red Wattles in the RWHA registry

So, I am creating a list of crossbred hogs in the RWHA registry for my use in avoiding purchasing valueless breeding stock. I consider it poor practice to point out part of the crossbred stock in the registry and not…

Current Red Wattle breeding stock

A list of Red Wattle breeders I have here on the farm… got to get re-organized for a new breeding program… I will be editing this with more info over the next few weeks, including pictures. Boars – Dumbo Notorious…

Tentative Plans for 2015

These plans are kinda like New Years Resolutions, lol, they are likely to change, and parts are likely to be scrapped entirely, but here goes. I have started to revamp the Hatchery, already, and have built the prototype ‘Fort Turk’.…

April All-Around Updates

It’s been a busy few weeks since my last post, so this could be rather long… I’ll start with the Red Wattle hog updates – Lucky had her litter, 12 happy active piglets! Looks like the rooster is amazed… lol.…

Good days, I like them…

Had a good day, birds were chirping outside early, I had an early call from a pleasant college student discussing hogs, Turkeys gobbled with purpose, a couple piglets had escaped and were waiting to be let back into the future…