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 territory disputes but today it seemed as though they were getting used to each other.
Today we built another woodland hut for the newbies. This coming week we will be putting up the new movable fence that we designed after Joel Salatin’s fencing seen in Pigs ‘n Glens DVD; 1/2″ rebar w/insulators, 2 strands of aluminum wire, t posts for corners, and simple gates.
This herd will be teaching us what we need to know before we start operating a full blown Naturally Raised Pig operation. We will be reporting our experience in operation, costs, management, leasing land, making money, ecosystem health, and much more as we proceed.