Put a different title and language to the video and you culd fool me this was filmed in Slovenia. In some parts of our country its identical.
Althugh most people might say “oh poor old folks, have to work to death in the old age” my only wish is l culd live a life like those men and women. I guess was born 50 years too late…
But l am working on it! The plan is to work this blood sucking 3 shift job for a few years more, just to earn enough to fix the farm a bit, then say fairwell and live a life similar to the video. I still have to learn some skills like working with work animals, and some agriculture hacks lost in the generation of my parrents.
l like the principle “if you dont work you will not eat”. Makes you respect every potato you dig out of the ground.
The only difference l saw in the film is the way we dehair slaughtered pigs. We traditionaly put the pig in a wooden bath, then sifft colophony (or spruce resin) all over it. A few gallons of allmost boiling water on poured on the skin softens it and make the hait stick to each other with resin. Then, with a chain under the carcass, 2 strong guys pull it back and forward from tail to head, turn the pig, and go back. In a few minutes its done, and the head and feet are dehaired with a spoon. Later we just shave the pig with a sharp knife so cutt of the left over fine hairs.
edit: I forgot to mention; this allso regards a bit to the independance life as disscused above. l bought a minipig sow yesterday, the boar is yet to be bought. The idea behind this minipigs is they feed and reproduce by them selves, without nearly as many problems as fullgorwn pigs (dangerous boars, sows killing their young,…) while they taste the same, or eaven better. Its allso a way to store meat on the hoof, as the young pigs shuld reach about 8kg weight at slaughter age (about 8 months). Will see…
Has anyone got any experiances with them?