Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lily's Piglets

Lily is currently raising her 10 piglets that she delivered on November 18, 2010. Kylie, Drew, Kim and Dean all watched her have her piglets. Lily was very calm during her delivering of the piglets. The piglets were very curious outside of the pen until it snowed. Now that we have about 20 inches of snow covering the ground the piglets seem to want to stay in their pen where it is warm. They are happy to see us everyday, they like to untie our boot laces and tug at our pants.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

We moved 315 White Broilers out of the brooder and into fresh grass today. It was tiring but I'm really glad that there in fresh grass. Now they are going to have so much FUN because they get to eat loads of Grass and Bugs.
Awesome!
- Kylie Jo Zimmerman -

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Lily and her mini piggys!!!

Hello Readers,

Lily had lil' babies! By the way, Lily is our sow. The piglets are soooooo CUTE!!! She had 18 piglets, but only 10 made it. One time I went in their pen and I sat down just to watch them and the piggy's jumped all over me and were nibbling me. Even though I got REALLY dirty, I thought it was REALLY FUN!!!

-Kylie Jo
Zimmerman-



Friday, April 9, 2010

We are welcoming the newest addition to our farm. Lily is our new sow and is due to farrow in mid April. She will farrow without a farrowing crate and has done this successfully in the past. Lily is gentle and loves to have her ears and belly rubbed. Her favorite treat is egg bagels.

This is our first sow. Up to now we have been purchasing feeder pigs from local farmers that we have raised for our pork.

We are very happy to have Lily as she allows us to take the next steps toward sustainability, self sufficiency and animal welfare. We will be especially excited to see her farrow without being confined to a crate.

Stay Tuned,
Kim

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Pastured Pork Available Soon - Reserve Yours Now

Over the next several weeks we will be taking our current batch of pastured pigs to our processors. This batch was raised on goat cheese whey, pasture, fallen apples, field corn (hogged down in the field) and our locally mixed feed. The picture here shows some of these pigs on pasture in warmer weather this past fall.

If you are interested in pasture pork from Coulee View Family Farm, please contact us quickly so that we can talk about processing options.
Per pound pricing for whole hogs is $2.35, halves are $2.45 and split quarters are $2.55 plus processing costs. Processing costs are explained on a previous blog at: http://couleeviewfarm.blogspot.com/2009/07/figuring-cost-of-whole-half-or-quarter.html
The cost is base on the pig's hanging weight. We are estimating that the hanging weight for these pigs will be between 190 and 230 lbs.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Gift CSA Shares and Gift Meat Samplers

Consider a 12 month or 6 month CSA share as a unique Christmas gift. We have pasted our CSA pricing further below. CSAs can be drop-offs are Prairie du Chien, LaCrosse, Platteville, Fitchburg, Madison, Lake Mills and Johnson Creek. For 12 or 6 month gift CSA orders we will send an attractive certificate announcing the gift CSA. If the order is place prior to our CSA delivery date, we can also include the first month CSA share packaged in a wrapped gift box that you can present during gift exchanges.

Another option is to purchase a special holiday sampler. This will be attractively packaged in a wrapped package. I should be kept frozen until gifts are exchanged. We are offering this in three sizes; the Super Holiday Sampler is 20 to 25 lbs of mixed meats, the Premium Holiday Sampler is 10 to 12 lbs of mixed meats, the Special Holiday Sampler is 5 to 6 lbs of mixed meats. The costs are $100 for the Super Holiday Sampler, $60 for the Premium Holiday Sampler and $35 for the Special Holiday Sampler. The Holiday Samplers need to be ordered prior to our CSA delivery date to be delivered or they can be picked up at the farm at a later date.


CSA Pricing (Click on the image to open a clearer version)

2009 Christmas Trees!!!


Holiday greetings from Coulee View Family Farm. Thanksgiving has past and it's time to get ready for Christmas. We again have good number of u-cut (we can help if you want) White Spruce Christmas trees available! These are un-trimmed, naturally grown, local trees. Come on up and cut your own tree so you know it's fresh. We will be open weekends (Saturday from 9 to 5 and Sunday from 11 to 5) until Christmas and weekdays by appointment. We'll have a couple of handsaws available but if you have one you like, feel free to bring it. We can't loan out our chainsaws for liability reasons so bring your own if you want to use a chainsaw. If you call ahead, Dean can also be available to cut your tree for you. We've attached a couple of pictures of our trees. The cost is $20 for any Christmas tree in our planting and $10 for trees in rows that we want thinned.