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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Book of the Week from Acres U.S.A.

Acres U.S.A., the Voice of Eco-Agriculture, is a publisher that produces magazines, books, and events geared to help sustainable farmers. They have an online bookstore that sells their own books plus quality farm books that are published elsewhere, like mine. I’ve been shopping with them for years. This week the marketing department at Acres U.S.A. will be focusing on my first book, Saving the Guinea Hogs. Check out this link for an author interview, an…

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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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