The pigs are here. We have 2 of them and they are about 3 months old.
I considered getting little babies but, honestly, they were too cute.
We are having to move the kennel on a daily basis because these pigs can till and turn up the ground within a matter of hours. Amazing.
Of course we plan to use this tilling ability to turn up a large area of ground for garden planting in the spring. We have bermuda in our field and believe these pigs might till it enough to give us a growing season.
Sustainable farming. Diverse farming as well. These pigs wouldn't be as entertaining if we had 100 to care for, but we have 2. We have laying hens, roaster chickens in the summer, a dairy cow, a steer for meat, honey bees, fruit trees, and now pigs. Every creature fertilizes the land and contributes to the farm.
Moving the animals around the land ensures that we are accomplishing what we set out to do and that's grow grass. Joel Salatin is right when he says we are farming grass. Everything else is a product of this sustainable farming method.
He is also correct when he says that farming in a diverse manner makes farming much more enjoyable and family friendly.
Now to the party. Tonight will be about friends, food and a fabulous haunted trail in the woods.
Here's to a happy weekend for everyone! We will be eating hotdogs, cotton candy, and sweet treats all afternoon and evening, so if you are in the area...drop by!
I will be back next week with pictures and a new Handmade Holiday!
Have a SPOOKTACTULAR weekend!