Angela Grazing Grass
Particularly pretty poster picture of Angela grazing in the upper south field section four. The pastures are lush with all the sun and rain we’ve been getting. Life is good.
This photo is one to show the next person who tells you pigs can’t eat grass or that pigs destroy pasture. Neither myth is true. Looking down the field you can see how lush it is. There are hundreds of pigs on that paddock – they’ve been there for days. The fact is, pastured pigs are happier, healthier and tastier. The pasture lends a sweeter flavor to them. Some of that may be the lower stress life they live. The chefs who buy our pork say that some of it is the flavor of the pasture coming through.
Angela, in the photo above, is pregnant and in her last trimester. She will farrow in the easy months of summer out in the brush at the margins of the pasture.
On a slightly different topic: Hot dogs are back from the smokehouse and out to stores & restaurants. I just taste tested them and they are delicious. This batch went to:
Killdeere Farmstand in Norwich, Vermont
Buffalo Mountain Coop in Hardwick, Vermont
City Market in Burlington, Vermont
Hunger Mountain Coop in Montpelier, Vermont
Get them while they last!
Outdoors: 77°F/48°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 75°F/66°F
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