We plant the pig tractor

A wet weekend.  Just as well, after weeks of dry weather.

Our French wwoofers have been joined by Laura, from Barcelona.  Laura loves being on a farm and interacting with the animals.  We’ve all been having a very sociable time.

A big piece of progress: we have planted out the trees for the Pig Tractor.  This is a permaculture concept.  With careful fencing, you can have tree crops dropping fruit and nuts directly into the paddocks for free-ranging pigs.  Furthermore, the pigs will have a great time digging their fields up and manuring them, after which we can plant greedy main crops like potatoes, corn and pumpkins.

Our long-term plan is to keep our breeding herd of pigs here, then released the young pigs into the oaks at acorn season for fattening.

The trees in the Pig Tractor include pecan, carob, nectarine, mulberry, chestnut, one or two more.  Next year, we’ll add apples, honey locust and some oaks.

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