Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Grass is Always Greener

Guinea hogs are firm believers that "the grass is always greener over there". If you put down two piles of food, they will constantly go back and forth between the two worried that they are missing out on something special. Maybe hogs believe this because if you leave them in a pasture too long they will root up all the grass and "the grass over there" really will be greener!

This weekend we finally fenced in a third pasture and transferred our 9 teenage hogs to this new paradise. They couldn't be happier - acorns, pecans, fresh grass - ahhhh pig heaven.

The plan is to eventually have multiple pastures that we can rotate the stock through. We have seeded their old pasture in winter rye. Hopefully it will come up quickly and they will find it tasty. We'll let you know how it goes.

1 comment:

  1. Pasture looks great! We're hoping to acquire a breeding pair next spring. We love looking at pics of your Guinea hogs!