Mangalitsa pigs

Sometimes things don’t go as planned.  This was the case with the refreshing of this stand of raspberries.  See, the weaner pigs (just weaned from their mom) were supposed to be acting as piggytillers in the garden.  They were doing a fine job.  Then they saw that the grass was greener on the other side of the fence.  So, when the farmer turned his back, they found a hole and enjoyed the grass on the other side of the fence!  They didn’t climb the fence or dig under it or engineer a “Great Escape” quality breakout.  They simply found the one post Mark didn’t secure the bottom of the fence to and went for a romp.

Lemons to lemonade, though. We decided to expand the garden a bit and let them piggytill in the raspberries.  This particular variety seems to like that and the pigs get rid of the competitive grass around and between the canes, something we just can’t do as well.  Plus, they are happy to do it!

Here’s Mark’s video:

Posted by Mark Baker on Sunday, April 2, 2017

They tilled and dug.  They ate the dandelion roots and quack grass roots.  They didn’t think about the grass on the other side of the fence.  And here’s the final result.  This is how good pork happens, and lemons turn into lemonade!

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