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Books coming Soon!

An updated on the long-awaited first book exclusively devoted to the American Guinea Hog! This book is based on over five years of intensive research. It covers the history of the hogs as remembered by men who grew up in the 40s, 50s, and 60s; factors that almost led to their extinction in the 90s; the early organizations that worked to protect the breed in the 80s and 90s; the formation of the AGHA in…

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Saving the Guinea Hogs: The Recovery of an American Homestead Hog

It’s been a while since I posted anything. For that, I apologize. However, I have been writing in my Scrivener manuscript program, not on this blog. Writing, writing, writing! The title above is the new title of my book. I loved my working title, but this one was chosen by votes from both pig breeders and general readers. It was pointed out that the title should let readers know, when scanning book shelves, what the…

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Discovering the Guinea Hogs

I did not start farming until 2010, at the age of 57. I had never raised as much as a chicken or grown more than a few tomato and bean plants. However, I knew I would raise livestock, and that it would include heritage breeds. I knew I would grow vegetables and herbs, and they would be heirloom varieties. And I knew I would grow foods that would nourish my family and my customers, if…

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Hogs with Heart: Stories, History, and Care of the Guinea Hog

When I first set out to write a book about the Guinea hogs, I came up with a working title, Stories and Care of the American Guinea Hog. I was in the process of researching the breed and obtaining my first breeding stock, but found very little information “out there.” I discovered that, while some books devoted a section or chapter to the hogs, and articles had been written, there were not books devoted to…

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