More farm pictures
Mandy in hog heaven. To help our sows beat the heat and stay nice and cool, we give them wallows on sunny days.
Petuniah, enjoying a cool shower...
...but she likes a tub, too. She can lie down in there, amazingly.
Big bad Bruno, our boar. He's so handsome, and only slightly terrifying. Seriously, though, he's a big baby - but I still wouldn't mess with him. Bruno is a purebred Duroc, lending some leanness, good muscling, and quick qrowth to his offspring from our fatter, slower-growing sows.
Ursula, new mamma of 7 pretty piglets, having a little cool-down. And looking good while she's at it!
Buckwheat flowering, bringing good bugs to the garden. There's nothing so alive as a good stand of buckwheat in full flower! Smothers weeds, and good for the soil, to boot.
View of the garden from the top of the grain bin a couple of days ago. We're keeping ahead of the weeds, but things are still growing slowly this season.
Looking down the hill, again from my perch atop the grain bin. You can see our management-intensive rotational grazing in action. Left side just grazed and then mowed. Small paddock in the middle currently being grazed. We'll move the animals to the right after a few days in their current paddock. By managing grazing in this fashion, we prevent overgrazing, increase forage quality and productivity, promote good animal health, and produce tasty beef..
Babes in the wilderness. Ten pigs in the picture, and believe it or not, there's another 4 that belong in this group!
Room for one more?!