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Holistic Pig Grazing at Spiral Ridge Homestead

Today Jason and Sam (our interns) learned how we rotate our pigs through the homestead. We set up our #1 paddock today. We will be monitoring the paddock over the next week to inform us when we need to move them to paddock #2. The paddocks are lush with clovers, rye, vetch, oats, vegetative tree ...

Permaculture Voices Interview

Recently Cliff was interviewed by Diego, of the Permaculture Voices podcast.  They talk about the realities of homesteading, living an off-grid lifestyle, farming, family life and more.  It was a great honor to be interviewed by Diego.  He asked many questions relevant to any aspiring farmer or homesteader.  Sometimes we idealize going back to the ...

Spiral Ridge Permaculture: 2014 Featured Events

    We are excited to bring world class education in Regenerative Agriculture, Permaculture and beyond to the east coast USA.  In 2013 we brought Darren Doherty and his Regrarian “intro course”.  Darren will be back in 2015 to teach the Regrarian Design course with the Regrarian Handbook in hand.   In 2014 we are proud to ...

Permaculture Pigs: Affordable fencing DYI 1

For last two years I have been using a very expensive fencing system to contain my pigs at the homestead.  Recently, after watching Joel Salatin’s DVD Pigs n Glens, Bard of Harmony Homestead and I decided to build a simple yet cost effective fencing system for our naturally raised pigs.  After a few modifications to ...

Permaculture PIGS: Pigs in the glen UPDATE!

Earlier this week, after much patience and planning, Bard and I finally got two large sows (Mule foot & Red wattle hybrid) into their new woodland paddock at Harmony Homestead. We introduced a young Large Black boar, a pregnant Large Black and a feeder pig for spring harvest. At first there was a lot of ...

Holistic Grazing Plan for our new farm venture

Today we met with our friend and colleague Greg Brann who is an NRCS grazing and soil specialist trained in Holistic Management.  We met at our friends 25 acre farm to discuss fencing, watering, keyline, livestock and multi species grazing management.  Spiral Ridge Permaculture is partnering with our friends to start a regenerative agriculture research ...