On this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast you’ll meet Cathy R. Payne, Ed.D. Cathy retired from a thirty-three year teaching career in 2010. At age fifty-seven, she started a sustainable farm, Broad River Pastures, in Elberton, Georgia with her husband, Jon. The farm specialized in nutrient-dense food and heritage breeds of livestock. In her third year of farming, she discovered the Guinea Hog breed. It seemed like a perfect fit for an eleven-acre homestead. She became frustrated, however, about the scant information she could find about the hogs’ history and bloodlines. Cathy had experience with interviews, research, and writing from her doctoral program, so decided to write the book herself titled Saving the Guinea Hogs: The Recovery of an American Homestead Breed which we’ll speak about today.

Cathy has made a generous offer for listeners of the Rural Woman Podcast. Go to her website at www.GuineaHogBooks.com and click on “Shop Here” to find her books. If you choose the softcover version, use coupon code rwp25 at checkout. This will take $6.49 off the price of the book, and free media mail shipping is included. | Valid until 03/11/21

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