Memories of Green


Training Pigs and Chickens

There is sticky white stuff all over the ground but we’re going to ignore that and remember the color green by looking at pretty pictures such as the one using a little bread to train the pigs and chickens not long ago.
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Since 80% to 90% of the pigs’s diet is low calorie pasture and hay depending on the season a slice of bread will make them come running and pay attention. With 200 pigs in a field all running towards you, think thunder…

Outdoors: 36°F/28°F Partially Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 63°F/57°F

Daily Spark:
Environment = EnViROnMeNT = Vermont Nine
…anagrams keep rolling in my head.

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6 Responses to Memories of Green

  1. Nance says:

    This is a pretty picture, the pretty chickens and pig against the green hillside.

  2. Susan in CO says:

    Typo alert! You left out the second N in EnviroNment on both sides of the first = in the Daily Spark.
    Love your blog!
    How’s the butcher shop going?

  3. Laurie says:

    If 200 pigs in a field were running towards me, I’d be thinking about getting the heck outta there!
    Great pic.

  4. Farmerbob1 says:

    I’m curious how much of a problem it really is when you start tossing bread. Does the desire to get to the bread sometimes override the respect of fencing if there are two groups of pigs, one group getting bread, and the other not?

    I imagine that taking lunch out to the fields is probably frowned on, if the pigs tend to disrespect fencing when tasty snacks are nearby.

    • They are very respectful of the fencing – once trained to it. If you were in among a crowd of pigs and they saw you had bread they might knock you down to get the treat. Never feed a crowd from your hands. Throw the treat away from you onto the ground. Pigs do bite in their eagerness, especially if there are other pigs around. They’re competitive feeders.

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