In a little over three weeks, the pigs tilled almost every square inch of their first paddock. They left the burdock and some of the grass, but almost all the buttercup and nettle is gone. And with rain on the horizon this coming week, I’ve tossed out some wheat, flax and buckwheat seeds, and eventually we’ll plant some fruiting shrubs and trees in the wake of that beautiful porcine destruction.
We have moved the pigs to their second paddock, a nice shady spot with a mature big leaf maple tree, and plenty of weeds. They weren’t happy to leave their first home, but once we coaxed them into their new pasture, they settled in nicely, and began the tilling process anew. So far the plan is working.