Tilling Machines

Pig-pic-01-01  VS  P1-01

The pigs are doing great, pasture not so much. Nothing new to those who raise pigs without rings in their nose, pigs like to root and dig. However, when we get them in June or July, we’re in a drier time of year, and it takes them longer to break all the sod. We’ve had an unusually wet spring, so they’ve had a blast rototilling it all up! Not bad really, as this gives us a chance to plant a nice pasture mix when they’re done.


Yeah, the rhubarb is coming up! It may be unfamiliar to some of you, or you may know it as “pie plant”, but either way, it’s a sure sign that spring is on its way. It’s wonderful in pies as well as sauce, desserts and jam! Yum grin

To Nuc or not to Nuc?

Thankfully, 3 of our 6 hives survived the winter. Here is our bee yard near the back of our property. Steve purchased 3 new packages of bees which he has just installed. Bees come in 2 or 3# packages, or some people buy them as Nucs (which consists of 5 frames with a queen that is already laying). Steve has used both, but hasn’t noticed much difference in how the hive performs. Since the Nucs are more expensive, he chose to go with packages this year.

Spring Pigs

We’re trying something new, a spring batch of pigs. Our farmer had pigs that needed a home, and we’ve had so many requests that our summer batch has gotten rather large. So we thought we’d try two batches, so far so good.