Our two young tamworth/old spot pigs arrived at the farm today! Three days after our move in date we spent a lot of energy getting prepared for a safe landing for them both. We fenced off the whole perimeter of the 10,000 sq ft soon to be garden area and built a simple pallet shelter with a metal roof for their home, thank goodness pigs are hardy. Both of our families were so excited to meet our first farm animals that they ended up showing up at the farm where they were raised to help us load the heavy couple month old pigs into the back of Michelle’s minivan, what a scene! Both our brothers (with the muscles) were the ones in charge of lifting them up and it ended up being a really smooth transition. We really connected with the farm owners and look forward to meeting with them again. Prior to our move in date, when we were in the planning stages for our proposal here on the farm pigs were the animal we were most excited to partner with. From our little bit of animal husbandry experience in the past we knew they had the ability to do a lot of hard work for us, if given the space to do so. And that the outputs of their work would outweigh the inputs we had to give them. The total cost of the two pigs were higher than that of piglets because we were specifically looking for older bigger pigs so they could be ready to work the soil in preparation for our gardens that need to be tilled and rooted up. They were the exact size we were looking for and couldn’t of been happier.
March 6, 2016 by tgphoto Views 1