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Pasture Post Pig Grazing

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Pasture Pictured Post Pigs There is the idea that pigs will destroy pasture. This is wrong provided they are properly managed with rotational grazing. Rotational grazing mimics the natural movement of animals over migratory routes and optimizes forage regrowth while … Continue reading

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Broccoli is Up

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My garden is not in but my broccoli is doing great. I planted this years ago. About 20 lbs of broccoli seed on 40 acres of pasture. I planted broccoli out in our pastures because the rape, kale and turnips … Continue reading

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Vermont Planting Weather

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Neolithic Pig Rib Planting Poker Today was an all seasons kind of day. Apple petals blowing in the wind. Real snow as well. High winds driving the light rain. Intermittent hail. No sunshine though. Fortunately the soil has warm so … Continue reading

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Field Kale

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Bunch of Brassica Flowers We plant a lot of different things out on our fields to make up the pasture mix. Pasture is only partially grass. There are many different legumes like various clovers, alfalfa, vetch, lupine, etc. These suck … Continue reading

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Compost Pile Turnip

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Super Sized Turnip The above super sized turnip was much larger than your ordinary turnip because it was growing in the compost pile. We grow a lot of turnips, beets, pumpkins, kale, rape, sunflowers and other things out in the … Continue reading

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QMain’s Milk Bar, Fencing & Seeding

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Piglets Nursing on Quartermane These piglets, part of a litter of nine, are out of Blackie’s line. Black is recessive to white, thus the mix of colors. Today Ben and Will finished fencing paddocks in the south field for the … Continue reading

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Sunrise Springrise

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Sunrise over South Field As the sun rose I saw we’re Kickstarted to 24%! Being on the south eastern slope of the mountain we see some beautiful sunrises when we’re out working early in the morning. The one above is … Continue reading

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Self-Reseeding & Root Regrowth

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Returned from the Root Stock In 2009 we frost seeded rape and kale. Those are supposedly annuals but in reality they come back both from the root in addition to the self-reseeding we’ve been getting. Generally the pigs eat the … Continue reading

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Sting

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Wasting No Time A while back I discussed route scheduling on Holly’s weekly deliveries for maximizing efficiency. The van is not the only thing that burns the same fuel be it fully loaded or not. Sting The tractor reminds me … Continue reading

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Kale and Hardy Rape

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Athena Rape This year we broadcast frost seeded Siberian Rape (ruffled leave not shown) and Athena Kale (smooth leave above) among other things into both the new pastures that used to be forest and the old pastures. The kale and … Continue reading

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