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Pumpkins for Pigs: November 18th

November 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Join us for an extraordinary celebration of community, sustainability, and love for our farm animals at the second annual "Pumpkins for Pigs" event! On November 18th, from noon until 4pm, we welcome everyone in the vicinity to our thriving homestead. This gathering isn't just an ordinary event; it's a step towards creating a sustainable and vibrant community. As we warmly invite you to bring your unused October and Halloween pumpkins, make sure they are free of paint. Last year's event was an incredibly joyous and successful occasion, filled with laughter, goodwill, and an appreciation for sustainable living. We eagerly anticipate this year's event to be equally, if not more, successful.

The "Pumpkins for Pigs" event encapsulates a vision for a sustainable, community-oriented way of life. Every year, millions of pumpkins find their way into landfills after Halloween, contributing to unnecessary waste and environmental degradation. Our gathering offers a fun and practical solution to this problem, transforming what would otherwise be waste into a delightful feast for our Kunekune pigs. Just bring along your pumpkins, and we'll take care of the rest. Your generous contribution serves as an important stepping stone towards creating a sustainable, eco-friendly community.

Not just for our pigs, your donated pumpkins also become an exciting treat for our cows, goats, and donkeys. These animals eagerly await their autumnal feast. The sight of their joy as they munch on the pumpkins is truly heartwarming and provides an unforgettable homestead experience. Furthermore, pumpkins offer a natural and healthy deworming alternative for our farm animals, providing significant vitamins and minerals while also promoting overall well-being.

Kunekune pigs, native to New Zealand, are a central part of our farm family. With their friendly disposition and grazing habits, these creatures enjoy a varied diet, and the pumpkins you donate provide a delicious and nutritious addition. The sight of our pigs delighting in these pumpkin treats is a sight that warms the heart and soul. Plus, by reducing our reliance on commercially produced pig feed, which is often linked to high carbon emissions and deforestation, your contributions play a significant role in lessening our carbon footprint and enhancing our homestead's sustainability.

But the "Pumpkins for Pigs" event is more than just a sustainable living initiative. It's also a wonderful opportunity for you and your family to enjoy a day out on our homestead. Watching the animals enjoy their pumpkin feast is an incredible experience, a memory to cherish for adults and children alike. It's an excellent opportunity to get a firsthand look at farm life, understand the circle of life, and learn about the importance of sustainability. It's a great way to educate, inspire, and enjoy a day in the countryside.

Additionally, we're preparing a range of delicious refreshments for you to enjoy during your visit. After you've watched our animals savor their pumpkin treat, sit back with a hot cup of apple cider or a homemade cookie. We're eager to share our farm's bounty with you, from the sight of our happy animals to the taste of our homemade goodies.

In essence, the "Pumpkins for Pigs" event is about fostering connections and creating shared moments. It's about binding our community together, caring for our environment, and providing for our farm animals in the most natural and sustainable way. We invite you to be a part of this movement and experience the unique homestead lifestyle firsthand.

So come join us this November 18th. It's not just about discarding pumpkins; it's about exploring the power of imagination to transform what we view as waste. The process of throwing away need not be the end; indeed, it can be a beginning – a creative reimagining of how we relate to our environment and fellow creatures. Together, let's shape a better world at the "Pumpkins for Pigs" event. We promise you a day filled with joy, learning, and heartfelt connections.


November 18, 2023
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Gentry Homestead
446 Sim Goodwin Road SW
Mcdonald, TN 37353 United States
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