Holiday Excitement and Savings!

Fall is such an energizing, beautiful season of the year, as we move from summer to autumn and head into winter. I have a lot to share with you about November events, and a special sale for December shopping. If you don’t have time to read and want to go straight to savings, use shopping code “Dec2019” to get 20% off items at the Guinea Hog Books and Information Store from November 30 to December…

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November is for Gratitude

It is mid-November! For some of us, we are having the peak of autumn colors and the constant falling of leaves. For others, the leaves are bare, temperatures below freezing, and snow is challenging both farmers and livestock. For my friends “down under,” it is the beginning of springtime. In America, it is the time that we gather our harvests, store food for the winter, slow down or stop our planting and harvesting, and give…

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Six Month Reflection on Saving the Guinea Hogs

by Cathy R. Payne September 15, 2019 It’s been six months since the March 15th E-book release of Saving the Guinea Hogs. What a wild ride that has been! The softcover was available about mid-April and the hardcover by mid-May. I thought I would share with you how the book has changed my life and that of many others. It’s been very exciting to have a tool that I can take with me to help…

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A Medal for Saving the Guinea Hogs!

by Cathy R. Payne I’m so excited about the positive attention I’m receiving for the Guinea Hogs, their stories, their history, and for the opportunity to help people learn about the plight of heritage breeds around the globe. It’s been so exciting! On September 1, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews and Awards Contest announced their winners for 2019. I’m proud to announce that Saving the Guinea Hogs took Silver Medal honors in the Non-fiction-Animals category. It…

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Closer to the Land Farm

Will and Dana Schouten are the owners of Closer to the Land Farm in Bear Creek, North Carolina. When they were getting started they needed some pigs to help clear their land. They hoped to find thrifty, independent animals that would not need much care and would stay calm around their other livestock and their young children. Will is a former combat infantryman. He does all the farm events and offers old-fashioned hog butchering workshops.…

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