Monthly Archives: December 2014

Ribby Arcs & The Sanitized Pig

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Rib Assembly Table (Click images for Big Picture) There is no flat land where we live. Every thing is sloped. That helps with drainage but makes building things like these 50′ long greenhouse ribs a bit challenging. To ease the … Continue reading

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A Mess of Winter Piglets

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Tamborine and Eight Piglets Last night this sow in our Tamworth line had eight piglets down in the south field shed. She’s giving me the eye, wondering if I’m going to disturb her. There is no need. She farrowed fine … Continue reading

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Feet Seated or Not

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The next morning after putting in some ribs on the greenhouse I came out and noticed something odd. In the dark we didn’t realize we had put in two of the locking bolts at the bottom of the 50′ ribs … Continue reading

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Deep Pack Bedding Temperature

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A Balmy 79°F For winter paddocks we build deep bedding packs of wood chips† and hay. In the picture above a grower pig is checking my checking of the long probe checking the temperature of the bedding pack where she … Continue reading

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