Pastured Piglets for Sale, VT.June 10, 2012
Well it was cold and rainy all week. We did have a few lovely moments of sunshine but they were pretty fleeting and usually followed by rain, thunder, lightening, hail or all of the above. We did not necessarily lose any plants to the weather but we lost growth. The eggplant and zucchinis seem to be the exact same size from when I put them in a week ago and the carrots and beets are just moving at such an infuriatingly slow pace. I have been trying to keep my cool around them thinking maybe they would pick-up on my anxiety and stop growing all together.
We are excited to welcome two new members to the CSA this week! One in Tinmouth and one in Poultney we are glad to have them onboard and look forward to sharing the rest of the season with them!
We castrated our piglets this week which was not as eventful as it could have been. Gregina only broke out of her pallet pen when one of the girl piglets got caught in the netting after we had gotten the boys out and were trying to get the girls back in with her. She cut one of her nipples but she seems to be fine. The boys are all doing just fine as well. I stayed behind to make sure momma didn’t get out and that the fence was good and hot. Despite a few cut fingers and lack of practice the castration went well and the only person who was bleeding at the end was my dad who got nicked when josh was trying get the last one done….as I said lack of practice. If you or anyone you know is interested in raising their own pig let us know. They are electric fence trained, and come from strong forage and pasture genetics. They are $125 each and we are taking $25 deposits on them since we expect them to go pretty fast.
Our goat herd is doing very well and enjoying the addition of trees into their diets as they begin to reclaim the now overgrown clear-cut from three years ago. We have two new ones well they arrived in April but to the website they are new. One is a doeling from Tangled Roots Farm and the other will be our Buck this fall and he is from Evening Song Farm.There are more pictures on our facebook page. Click here to see them.
We are almost finished with planting the paddies. We aren’t going to have a full acre due to our chipmunk problem but we should still have a good amount. So far we have four paddies planted and we expect to get another half a paddy out of what we have left.
Hope you are all getting out in the sun and planting your gardens!