That crate holds 800 pounds of apple pomace we picked up from Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury, Vermont. After they get done pressing the juice out of the apples the pulp is left over. The apple pulp is great food for our herds of pigs. So when we are making weekly deliveries of our pastured pork to local stores and restaurants in that area we stop by the cider mill and pickup apple pomace for the pigs. It smells great the whole trip home!
Delicate Fork Lift Operation
At the cider mill they load the tote into the back of our van with a fork lift. It just fits! When we get home I unload it with the forks on our tractor. They’re a rather specialized tool that we don’t use all the time but when you need them nothing else quite does the job. We originally got them because we were offered 17,000 lbs of cheese by a local cheese maker, for free, delivered – if we could somehow unload the tractor trailer truck. That one score made it worth buying the expensive forks for the tractor. Since then we’ve received about 30 tons of other great foods for the pigs that further justified the forks. They are also very handy for moving concrete forms and such when building structures for our farm.
Outdoors: 50°F/26°F Sunny
Farm House: 65°F/53°F
Tiny Cottage: 65°F/55°F