Lush Weaner Pasture

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?

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10 Responses to Lush Weaner Pasture

  1. am in the pm says:

    The latest Daily Spark, Pigs taste good, how do we taste ? Ask Jeffrey Dahmer.

  2. Sally Hurst says:

    Do you have to reseed these pastures every year? I’m particularly interested in how the brassicas reseed.

  3. Jenifer says:

    Hey Walter,
    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!

  4. Farmerbob1 says:

    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.

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