There is so much to do that sometimes we don't take time to notice how large some of our animals are getting, especially as they transtition from little babies. Remember those hogs that we used to till up our gardens, orchard, and bramble patch? We brought them to Farm Day in Scotland, too.
Well, they've grown substantially and we won't be bringing them around for fun any more!
Additionally, we have been working on our new pasture. It is pretty large, about 7-8 acres in all. We'll be using the back 2/3 for now and maybe more later. I spent yesterday brush-hogging the areas where I plan to erect the field fencing, and then I set in some nice cedar posts. I plan to finish the cedar corner posts and then strech the fence today and tomorrow. We'll be using metal t-posts between the end/corner posts to allow us to move the fence if we need to easily enough. Our neighbor has been generous enough to let us use the field/pasture free-of-charge for a couple of years. We'll be bringing our cattle down there next week at the latest, I hope.
It's amazing, but we have more than doubled the size of our grazing area in the course of a couple of days.
I drove the tractor down to the field last night so it would be wating for me this morning (it's fun to drive on the roads!). We took a few photos of the field before the fencing is up and we'll post them later on.