This is what a stump today looks like in the far south field after the 2009 cutting.
Contrary to myths, pigs don’t go into a field and flip all the stumps, not if you’re sustainably grazing them. Even if we mob them through they don’t do that. I put 100 pigs through the far south field in two acre two week rotations. They had little interest in the stumps, other than eating off mushrooms. What they were interested in was eating the live brush, the grasses, the clovers.
At hard mobbing levels they tore down 80% of the brush and we hand broadcast seed behind them to change the mix from scrub towards pasture. Now two years later there is still some brush, that provides good shade, plus a lot of clovers, grasses, chicory and other forages.
It is a piggy paradise.
Outdoors: 76°F/52°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 66°F/63°F
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