This is a view looking west up the ridge of the mountain across the south field. In the foreground is the terrace with pigs where we grew pumpkins, turnips, mangles, beets and cole crops this summer. Further up the mountain, beyond the stone wall, you can see the newly cleared fields. Clicking on the image will zoom in for more detail.
When clearing the new fields, which had been fields 70 years or so ago, we left some trees that will provide shade and food for the pigs. Beech, butternut, apple and such all produce both shade and food. Oaks would be nice but we have none.
To the right of the photo you can see round bales of hay. These are in a line across the wind, also providing a wind break. Given their druthers, the pigs tend to prefer to sleep out in the open under the sky in the lee of the wind breaks rather than in the three sided sheds. Good to have options. Interesting to observe their choices. Lots of hay to snuggle into in both cases is good.
Outdoors: 23째F/7째F Partially Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 66째F/59째F