Lush Forages in Weaner Paddock
The weaner pigs will soon be running through this lush paddock full of delicious forages. This is what quickly regrew after the last pass of piglets. It is a mix of soft grasses, legumes (alfalfa, clovers, trefoil), brassicas (kale, rape, broccoli, turnips), millets, chicory and other herbs. Once they’ve learned the ropes in the weaning paddocks they’ll move out into the bigger fields with the rest of the herds.
Outdoors: 79°F/62°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 69°F/64°F
Daily Spark: Taste is a way for different species to communicate. Toxic plants are often bitter. Plants that are ready to have their seeds spread in animal manure taste sweet. Eat me, don’t eat me. Pigs taste good. How do you taste?
The latest Daily Spark, Pigs taste good, how do we taste ? Ask Jeffrey Dahmer.
I once read in a news article that scientists had developed a robotic tasting machine. When fed a piece of human it said the flavor was of “Pork”.
When we were in Fiji, we learned that their word for human could be translated as “long pig.”
Do you have to reseed these pastures every year? I’m particularly interested in how the brassicas reseed.
No, the pastures come back from roots or their own self seeding. See these articles:
Self Reseeding Root Regrowth
Kale and Hardy
Do you have a good resource for pasture seeds? I have a local lady looking for me at the moment, but we want to do some price comparisons online and local. Thx much!
Seed sources that we use are Johnny’s, Hancock, Bakers, High Mow and there’s another couple that aren’t coming to mind at the moment but those will get you started.
Thanks! I’m going to go check those out. I have a lot of area to reseed.
Well, Walter, I can’t tell you what I taste like, but…
While I worked in a steel mill, I had a close call. I lost my balance and got close enough to a freshly-formed billet to instantly vaporize the water in a patch of skin on my arm, exploding the patch of skin so that my skin and blood sprayed on the steel.
I can tell you that I smell like bacon when cooked.