Homesteading Alaska

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Re: Homesteading Alaska

Post by Hiroshima_Morphine » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:11 pm

delarey wrote:
quazi wrote:
delarey wrote:Breeds matter. Commercial pigs won't make the cut, I'm sure, but the heritage breeds tend to tolerate cold better and live better off forage. It may be an option there.
That's a good point. For a long time the only pigs available were whatever the very few people raining them had, but there seems to be quite a few people going through the trouble of bringing heritage breeds up to Alaska so I think people's options are definitely improving.
That's good to hear. That's the one roaring success I've had on our small farm. I think, next to chickens, pigs are probably the easiest animals to raise. I'd gladly take a stab at being the only support of quality pork within 100 miles! Hahaha

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Re: Homesteading Alaska

Post by Halfapint » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:12 pm

Very nice, I didn't think about drift wood so that is preobalbly a great source. Depending on where you are at. I was looking around and found an island called "dry spruce island" haha I bet it has some dry spruce :lol: :lol:

Anywho look forward to updates. Start planning on building an Alaska sawmill!
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