Not pretty – but pretty interesting.
Of course the ducks are pretty. In fact the corridor paddock which is my central field feels more ‘farmy’ with the ducks in there.
Anyway this (below) is what I feel is interesting: the pigs are eating their sunflowers, stalk, leaves, flowers and all in a sort of order. (They chew on the stalks then leave the big ones on the ground as nurse trees before moving on). I thought they would knock them down, willy nilly, and waste most of it. But it is the opposite. They have been slowly and quite thoroughly clearing a site. Slowly creating a big clearing and widening the open space as they go.
I think this is because it is safer to eat out in the open space. Though they like the shaded jungle, which they are clear felling, so they are about as clever as humans at conserving and nurturing their environment, but they are eating the edges of it first.
When the hogs first went into this field I had to knock down big sunflowers and corn stalks so I could open the gate. As Mad pointed out yesterday all those sunflowers will contribute to some very tasty meat.
I hope you are having a nice weekend!
WEATHER: Cloudy, maybe a shower – maybe not. We got very little rain yesterday so one decent shower would be nice.
Saturday 50% Precip. / 0.12 in
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Thunder possible. High 76F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Saturday Night 20% Precip. / 0 in
Cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low around 65F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.