Making our way into the thicket.
And just in time - look how big the pigz are getting!
The bacon is getting big!
Most of our property is more like a thicket than anything else. Clearing a way thru the underbrush has been a lot of work but we got the field fence up this weekend.
See how we used a combination of tposts (those metal thingys) and trees to run the fence? This is an easy (and cheap) way to get a fence up.
We'll run the electric soon - this is how we ran it on the inside of the current pig area. See that its low on the inside of the field fence. This will keep the pigs from rooting under the fence and going on the lamb.
We'll use a combination of insulators attached to the trees and the plastic poles.
This is the enclosed area - we're calling it Pig-Topia. They'll have great shade, tons to eat, and a huge wallow.
We'll run the electric off the current line that encloses the goat and chicken yard. So we had to run a line of fence across the property. Technically this cuts off the pond from the main yard - but since Kai likes to take herself swimming.... we think its OK for now. We'll come up with a "goose gate" so OD and the rest of the flippity floppers can get down to the water to practice their naval maneuvers.
The beez are on the other side of the fence, but there will be a gate nearby for easy access.
Gradually we'll mow down the bramble and start planting pasture grass. We'll also be able to easily divide additional sections for smaller lots. For instance, we'll be able to put the turkeys in another lot and let them roam around.
The other good news is that the soil seems to be pretty good down here near the pig pasture. I'd love to get some pumpkins and sunflowers going down here.
That's the progress on the pig pasture. Hope that everyone has a great Monday!