Tag Archives: Fencing

Gate Hook Secured

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Lock for Gate Hinge Pigs instinctually root at things and lift them. To prevent them from lifting the gates off the hinges our son Will drilled a hole for a lock ring pin securing the metal gates to the hinge … Continue reading

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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 Trails

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Winter Pig Trail While technically, by the calendar, it may be spring, it is still winter here on the mountain. As such, the pigs are sticking close to their winter trails where the snow is packed hard making travel easy.

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Auto Pig Sorter

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Auto Pig Sorter Seen from Approach Perspective Although we have multiple herd groups, for ease of management, water access, whey feeding and such we like to keep the pigs in large groups than smaller where possible. In the warm months … Continue reading

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Winter Fence Line

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Winter Fence Line – Hanno returning from checking pig. Snow makes fencing more complicated and simpler at the same time.

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Raspberry Bounty

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Raspberries This year we are seeing an enormous crop of raspberries along the fence lines and path sides of our fields. The ones in the picture are the second crop, coming in strong as the first crop of the much … Continue reading

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Duck Duck Street

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Ducks in Lane These ducks are in a lane leading to the upper south pasture which hasn’t gotten grazed yet this year so it is fairly deep. That soil got hard packed last year because it was a lane that … Continue reading

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Walking Pig Fence

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Walking Pig Fence Usually we herd pigs with sorting pens but once in a while it is easier to move them by wrapping a section of fencing in a circle and just walking the pig along. This is due to … Continue reading

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Bread Pack

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Ben with New Invention Each week we herd, sort and load pigs. Some get moved from one field to another such as gestating sows. Others are headed to market. We often use a bit of bread to make trails and … Continue reading

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South Weaning Paddock

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Another View of the same weaner paddock system from a different angle later after regrowth. Sows in distance are in a different paddock system beyond the road. (While this article talks about weaning the principles here can be applied to … Continue reading

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