Like most projects putting up the acre of pig pasture fence took a lot longer than I originally anticipated.
The Forman was constantly in my face:
This fellow doesn't live very far away, but right now seems more interested in gleaning the remnants of a poor Saskatoon berry crop in preparation for the Winter nap.
Now the pig's get to roam all over. They are really enjoying the Lambs Quarters and the juicy dandelion leaves. They now have a wonderful wallow. The barn behind will be used to expand the herd, leaving the current quarters for a sow and piglets. Hopefully.
One of my Next projects. Stove in, Stove out . And in the middle somewhere a tile job for it all to sit on.
We have found a new source of Organic feed for our pigs and Chickens. At 130 bucks for an 1100 pound bag of three way: oats, barley and wheat, it's reduced our feed costs by 400%. A welcome stretching of the budget.
The problem is I managed to wang my back earlier this year and have been suffering from Sciatica. I finally broke down and went to see a Dr. and Chiropractor who bent and twisted me, gave me some exercises to do, and I seem to be back on the mend.
This year we are going to mechanize as much of the process as we can. Using a skidsteer to hold the logs at a comfortable cutting height and a large dumping trailor to bring the cut wood down to the house. Should be a lot easier on the back than humping 15 cords of wood into a pick up truck, back out and loading it into the wood bays. Hope springs eternal..
The trees have started to change colour. The underbrush was yellow a week ago. Time to get the pre snow chores complete.