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Peanut Butter Arrival at New Loading Dock

New loading dock’s first use This spring Ben and I built a new granite unloading dock for the farm. It allows a tractor trailer truck to backup to a stone slab wall out by the gate. Then I can easily … Continue reading

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Field Nest

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Rooted Nest Our pigs root very little out in the pastures. When they root primarily they do something like this to build a nest. The rooting shown here is only about an inch or two deep. That’s pretty typical. Their … Continue reading

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Pasture Post Pig Grazing

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Pasture Pictured Post Pigs There is the idea that pigs will destroy pasture. This is wrong provided they are properly managed with rotational grazing. Rotational grazing mimics the natural movement of animals over migratory routes and optimizes forage regrowth while … Continue reading

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North Home Field Sow and Piglets

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Nine Piglets in North Home Field A Piglet-Fix for those in need. These little piglets are hitting that maximum cuteness stage designed to pull the heart strings of mammals everywhere. It’s a good evolutionary strategy.

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Winter Paddocks

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Winter Garden Paddock During the warm months from spring through late fall our pigs graze out on our pastures across the mountain side. We have about 70 acres of pasture which we use in a grand rotation of about 40 … Continue reading

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Winter Sows

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Sows in Winter Garden During the warm months our pigs graze on about 40 acres of pasture using managed rotational grazing techniques that we originally learned with our sheep. This produces most of their food from the land, distributes manure … Continue reading

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Vet Visit

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Panorama of South Field Gathering of Pigs – Click on the picture to zoom larger. This is the fall sleeping area for the south herd. You can see some hay bales we put out which draws them in to sleep … Continue reading

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One Day of Rotational Grazing – Shoats

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Shoats in New Paddock These are shoats, small pigs after the weaning stage. They’ve been rotationally grazed through the weaning paddocks, just completed the lower garden paddock for its fall gleaning and are now moving into the next paddock. What … Continue reading

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Broccoli is Up

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My garden is not in but my broccoli is doing great. I planted this years ago. About 20 lbs of broccoli seed on 40 acres of pasture. I planted broccoli out in our pastures because the rape, kale and turnips … Continue reading

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First Bonfire of 2014

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Bonfire at Upper Pond It’s cookout weather! We have a fire ring of stones on the knoll by the upper pond. This is an ideal bonfire cookout spot. It looks out over the pond and south field, is close to … Continue reading

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