Mountain Pig Pasture

Earlier this spring I helped move a group of pigs up in the mountain to a new salad bar and was pleasantly surprised to see how lush and thick the grass was in their next paddock.  Having been here last summer I know how beautiful and tall the grass looks after it has rested for several weeks, but I had never seen them in the spring.   It looked like a golf course in the middle of nowhere, the grass was just a thick, uniformly tall mat throughout the whole area.

The rewarding part is seeing the pigs so happy and content with their new salad bar!


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About Leanna Hale

Leanna Barth, born and raised in NC, first came to Polyface in July 2010 to attend one of the Intensive Discovery Seminars. She loved it so much that she applied for an internship position and was accepted for the 2011 season, after which she took the inventory/gardener position. Before coming to Polyface, she sold produce from her family’s market garden, along with homemade baked goods. This venture was mostly inspired by having read “You Can Farm” by Joel Salatin. Having always loved the outdoors, animals, and gardening Leanna is excited about this coming year, all that she will learn, and how the Lord will use this job later on in her life.
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7 Responses to Mountain Pig Pasture

  1. Jeff Hamons says:

    Wow — you still have green grass –I’m jealous. Although I did say a blade of green grass the other day in one our wooded areas. 🙂

    Kansas City Natural Farm – Synergistic Acres

    • Leanna Hale says:

      One blade of green grass? Wow, I can’t imagine that, we still have green grass and hopefully lots soon with the rain that we have had the last couple of days.

  2. Very little green here in Illinois.

    Pigs look happy. Need to move mine. That means I need to drive posts into the hard baked brick that used to be earth. Wishing for rain…

    • Leilani says:

      How about using some of the posts in cement tires like joel talks about. Having a set around would make instant pasture much easier in these conditions.

  3. Nice picture, happy pigs. We have plenty of green here too, but it IS the PNW…

  4. Marilyn Wilkie says:

    We really enjoyed our visit to the farm yesterday and I especially enjoyed talking with you Leanna. I wish we had gone over to see the pigs. I love the circle of life at the farm. Such a beautiful peaceful area. I got some nice photos. We’re on our way back to Michigan now. It rained on us from Staunton to Beckley and again here at Athens Ohio. Home to Dexter Michigan tomorrow. 1500 miles on our motorcycles. Email me if you would like a GREAT picture. LOL Happy gardening!

  5. Tracey says:

    This is why our breakfast sausage is so yummy and our spaghetti sauce made with your spicy Italian sausage has people asking for the secret!