Pigs in the PastureJune 19, 2011
We have pigs! Four of them, three for meat this fall and one to keep as a breeder.
We named them after meat products so as to be reminded daily of what these adorable little kiddies will turn into. Bacon, Ham, and Porkchop are the meat pigs and Gregina (Greg for short) is the breeder. She is the balck and white one We got them on wednesday and they have already turned over most of their temporary pallet pig pen. Their little noses are just so powerful.
We were able to build three new beds during the dry spell we had and have gotten some of them seeded with beans. The rain and the clouds made all our plants a bit antsy but now that the sun has begun to shine again they are all growing like crazy.
We are hay mulching our potatoes and it seems that everyday they need more hay on them, even if we bury them in it.
That’s all the news from the hill, we are hoping the weather will continue to hold and the sky won’t throw us any golf ball sized hail anytime soon, and that the deer with her adorable baby fawn will stay out of our garden and rice patty.
Any new animals on your farms? Anyone have any good pig stories they want to share?