Friday, May 17, 2013

Finished moving the pigs today...


Most farms that I've been to have an area that is used to "store" items that aren't used any more.   This farm has been here for more than a hundred years, and this area has been the area where items are "stored", and over the years, where trash was burned.  So there's a fair bit of metal in the dirt, along with larger items.  I can't graze this area down with ruminants for fear of having them swallow bits of metal, but pigs do just fine.  In fact, on my original farm, pigs dug up and restored most of the acreage, so I'll do the same here. 
 The grass is tall enough that a 500lb sow pretty much dissapears into it.  She's happily grunting as she smells and tastes the grass and dirt. 
 They pretty much run directly into the grass and immediately go to work
 These are happy pigs; heads down, doing their job. 

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