Summer Solstice 2014


Sows and Piglets Upper South Field

For Summer Solstice I got planting done. I’m a bit late. So I scaled back to things that are likely to get to harvest before first frost, things that can tolerate frost and a few gambles incase we get one of those falls where first frost doesn’t come until October. I wouldn’t mind.

Outdoors: 62°F/40°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 66°F/62°F

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2 Responses to Summer Solstice 2014

  1. Adam DeGraff says:

    So we have some pasture pigs that will be farrowing this summer, assuming all goes well. Is there anything we need to do for them? There are two sows, one big (and sweet) boar, and one barrow that all hang together rather harmoniously. Do I need to separate anybody out?

    • I would put them into separate paddocks for this first time because you don’t know how they’ll farrow and behave. Naturally our sows out on pasture pick a nesting spot off away from the herd typically in the brush or margins and defend that area. They then build a nest and won’t let other pigs sleep there as they get ready to give birth. They need privacy so other pigs don’t crush the piglets when they snuggle up to sleep.

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