Rose and Bella’s pig jokes

On this chilly yet sunny February morning, Rose and Bella would like to share some pig jokes they came across recently.   What happens when you play Tug-of-War with a pig?  … Pulled-Pork! What do you call a pig with… Continue Reading →

Happy Holidays!

The crew at Sweet Bear Farm would like to wish everyone a Happy Hannukah, Happy Solstice, Merry Christmas, Merry Kwanzaa, and any other winter holiday for which we should be wishing good tidings. And HAPPY NEW YEAR… goodbye 2020 and… Continue Reading →

A full barn!

The three gilts we kept from Rose’s litter Fall 2019 have now become proven sows! Marigold, Violet and Gertrude have all produced beautiful litters of robust piglets. Hershel’s legacy continues with these litters of old spot – duroc – hampshire… Continue Reading →

Marigold’s first litter of piglets!

One week ago, Eleanor proved her mettle by delivering Marigold’s first litter of piglets. Without hesitation, Eleanor hopped right into position, caught babies and dried/stimulated the little ones as they came out. Marigold was a rock star, handling labor and… Continue Reading →

Winter pasture

As winter is breathing down our necks, we got the pig field house moved to an area we recently cleared, closer to the barn, and therefore closer to water. The girls easily moved to the new pasture; Sam the boar… Continue Reading →

Exciting news about Sylvie!

Eleanor is thrilled to share that, after a visit from the vet, Dr Chris, we can confirm that our guernsey heifer Sylvie is PREGNANT! She is due to have her first calf in June 2021. She has moved back from… Continue Reading →

Meet Bella!!

Bella, Rose’s daughter born in September 2020, is staying with us as a gilt, with plans to breed her next year. After Hershel left us, we used AI for Rose’s fall litter. Over the summer we brought Sam, a mature… Continue Reading →


Rose is busily preparing for her liter of babies, she has half the pasture relocated to her stall and is making a serious nest to farrow in. Photos to follow on our facebook page!

Maple Blondies…wow

Eleanor and I were looking for a recipe to combine maple and a brownie type sweet treat. She wanted to maple oatmeal cookies, which admittedly are fabulous, but I knew her attention span for dropping the cookies on the sheets… Continue Reading →

Maple White Sandwich Bread

We were in need of a loaf of bread for the weekend. Given our abundance of maple syrup, and the desire for a sandwich loaf, I set out to find a recipe that would use maple as the sweetener in… Continue Reading →

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