We have been breeding livestock since '95 and have a ton of experience but learn something else almost daily. Dottie grew up on a farm so she has been around stock for most of her life, learning from her grandfather. (I have to admit she definitely has learned a lot from him and acts just like him over our livestock)
Green Acres acquired the farm name from the old theme song of the show with the same name. While we were still in the city Dottie would sing this song after work while on the way to the farm on the weekends when we were working on the old 1930s farm house before we moved out here permanently. It just stuck and has been a perfect name for our farm. The house was a lot like the one from the show in the beginning too. LOL
Dottie is a mentor to several breeders in their start up homestead and breeding programs. She loves mentoring and is on the phone texting or talking at all hours. She has also served on the Board of Directors with the American Kunekune Pig Society. She worked with Michael Willis to bring his autographed book, "Some of my Best Friends are Animals" to US breeders. Also worked with Mr Willis and exported his latest book, Rescue to the US. Great read! Highly recommend!
The Dallas Zoo owns a pair of Green Acres bred Kunekunes as part of their permanent mammal collection. Pictured as babies here when they were first released for public viewing. They are much much bigger now.
Our farm was featured in the 'Out Here' magazine put out by Tractor Supply Company for the fall 2016 edition. Tractor Supply is a one stop shopping point for all new piggy parents. They have all you will need from feed to bedding and all the in between stuff.
Green Acres has completed two certified programs two consecutive years with Sow Bridge. These are distance education programs through the University of Iowa. It is designed to improve the understanding and techniques involved in the daily care of a breeding herd.
Please read all the reviews on our FaceBook Farm page from past customers. I think they speak volumes!
We are members of the National Society Descendants of the American Farmers. Please check them out. It is a great way to honor your farming ancestor and all the monies go to scholarships for Ag students. Win-Win
When you see either logo know you are getting a quality piglet or the best grass fed pork possible (only in small batch) from a dedicated breeder who strives for the very best. I mean this with all my heart! I stand behind any pig/pork that leaves my farm. The bell on MY logo represents quality and longevity. That bell was my great grandmothers passed to my grandmother and now you will see it at my farm as a reminder to all what we stand for and our farming background. This bell was always used to bring the farm hands from the fields for dinner, prepared and setting on the table.
Breeders in Good Standing!
Our farm is part of the Kunekune Preservation
Project, focus is pig size for production while still grazing them. WE FATTEN OUR PIGS ON GRASSES! How many can say that?
Our Farm was asked to write an article for the Rare Breeds Mag. in New Zealand. We were so honored to be do this. Please remember these pigs are still considered rare!
This is a cooler full of our pork at the 4 Seasons in Las Colinas this year at Cochon 555. Dottie is pictured here with the student chefs.