|Our 2013 herd, 7-mo. old feeder piglets. Daisy, Lauren, Jaymey, |
Yoda and Oliver were raised with much love, open air and freedom (and many, many apples).
|Pigs are affectionate, social, lovable creatures.|
|Pigs on green grass, the way it's supposed to be.|
Those lucky hogs also had tickets to an unlimited apple buffet. The other main reason we decided to try pigs (aside from meat production) was for pest management at the apple orchard. Cleaning up the fallen apples at the orchard disrupts the pest cycle--extremely important in organic production. The pigs spent two weeks at the orchard in 2013 assisting in pest management. A couple trailer loads of apples were also brought back to the farm for them. Now, not only are we removing the downed apples, but we are able to make good use of them too. And the pigs were happy to help.
|The piggies helped me with a Schell's photo contest.|
|The pigs grown and ready for harvest.|
|Vera and Lilly settling into their new digs.|
|Lilly and Vera saying hello to the camera.|
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