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Feeding Pastured Pigs

In addition to all the grass, roots, and legumes they till from the pesticide free pasture, we feed our pigs a GMO and soy free pellet feed, apples and pears from the orchard; and vegetables from the garden (in fact, between the chickens and the pigs, I only got about 5 cucumber all summer long!). 55 more words


Fencing Pastured Pigs

The key to raising pigs on pasture, we have quickly learned, is not letting them stay in one place too long. We move the pigs and all their… 155 more words


Using pigs and chickens to convert pasture to garden beds

Needing additional space for cabbage, beans, corn, and winter squash, we decided to expand the vegetable garden this year. The ideal location for this row cropping is our level pasture, of which we have WAY more than we can use at the moment. 595 more words


Moo Shus Very Special First Litter

Hello everyone, thank you for reading my newest blog post. I know I haven’t written in a long time. My Mom and I have been very busy in the past few months. 369 more words

4-H Heritage Breeds/Small Sustainable Farming Project



The animals around here know about our electric fence.  Not all of them respect it, but they know about it.  Our “hot” wire is set at appropriate heights for each group of critters.  481 more words

Barley Darts

Underestimating the determination of a bored pig

We came home from work last Thursday to find our two gilts (girl pigs) missing from their paddock.

This was not completely unexpected. The wire fence surrounding their paddock is old and loose in places, and they had pushed under it twice the week before. 1,017 more words

Large Pigs At Large; Piglets Behind Bars

Sooner or later, piglets all get to this stage – the stage where they bust through electric netting and go marauding on devilish and troublesome mischief adventures. 375 more words