ALTHOUGH it has been a little cooler again these past few days the new pig pasture fields are leafing up and growing beautifully. In fact the lack of heat and just a little bit of rain here and there have created perfect growing conditions for fields.
This may sound like a very ordinary subject for a Sunday morning but one of my most important jobs is to grow the pasture. And I am passionate about it.
The best grass-fed is not really grass fed it is multi species pasture fed. And some of my little fields are pretty tough going. There is a lot of rock in them from years of farmers trying to turn them into driveways.
Here you can see sunflowers and cow-peas and austrian winter peas and oats and clovers and grasses and indian corn and field corn and pinto beans and I cannot remember what else. Diversity is key to my pig pastures. In fact these little fields are going to be so beautiful I am going to have trouble letting the pigs EAT them.
Waiwai is losing weight for sure now. He has almost entirely shifted his diet to pasture and hay.
This picture is called “The Tractor and Washing Basket” a comment on the life of the lady farmer.
It rained yesterday. Just little bits here and there – but very welcome.
Not a lot else to report. I am making Hugo’s crepes for my airbnb visitors who arrived very late last night. The batter must sit overnight Higo’s grandmother told me. And so it is.
The asparagus has slowed down with this cooler weather – I am not sure if I will be able to fill my orders this week.
I hope you have a lovely day
WEATHER: 52F as I write. Lovely cool weather for people.
Sunday 05/13 20% / 0 in
Generally cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 76F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night 05/13 60% / 0.25 in
Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms overnight. Low 61F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
5:37 AM 8:01 PM
Waning Crescent, 5% visible