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Pasture-raised laying hens eat fly larvae and break up cow patties. Nature's anti-parisital.
New piglets (some part wild) learning the art of flipping soil.
Sows, gilts, and piglets foraging on the fertile river terraces.
Expressing their 'pigness' by plowing the soil. A pig without access to dirt is a sad creature indeed.
Food production and wildlife can co-exist. Here's a fresh bear track we found along Red Bank creek.
Multi-species grazing with pigs, sheep, cattle, and seasonal broiler chicken production generate more value per acre, control parasites, and eat the vegetation more evenly.
All photos taken by Rebecca Thistlethwaite, January 2011. Please do not use without asking permission.
Posted on February 05, 2011 in Farmers and Ranchers | Permalink
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Just found your blog with interesting stories of successful farms - will read more!
May 02, 2011 at 09:01 AM
Hey Jim, hello from Holland, good luck to you and your family!
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February 14, 2011 at 04:12 PM
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