Category Archives: Pigs

Baling Straw and New Grass Seeding

Earlier this year, I frost seeded red clover  on a 40 acre field that my mom owns. Toward the end of June, the renter combined the wheat that he had planted as a companion crop with this new seeding. Shortly after … Continue reading

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Farm Progress: The Farrowing Huts are Finished

We finished building the new farrowing huts with virtually no time to spare.  So far the design of the huts seems to be working well.  We have been busy, busy with taking turns checking on sows and gilts pigging around … Continue reading

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Farm Progress: Farrowing Barn Improvements

The shed that we are converting to our farrowing barn has/had several issues that we wanted to address: two of the skylights had blown off, the electrical box and much of the wiring needed replaced and upgraded, many of the … Continue reading

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Sustainable Agriculture Resources

Are you interested in sustainable agriculture?  Or maybe alternative ag markets.  Here are some resources that I have found helpful:

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Farm Progress: Adding Outlets to an Existing Shed

We are converting an existing shed to our winter farrowing house.  This particular shed did have electricity to it and has lights, however, it only has a couple of outlets.   One of the upgrades needed is more outlets.  (During … Continue reading

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