Woodland Pigs ← Spiral Ridge Permaculture

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 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 ...