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Sainfoin field- so tall I lost pigs in it.

 
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We actually thought it was a bad year for the sainfoin. It seems shorter than last year. Still, it's doing well and I did lose 3 of my pigs in it last night. Had a bit of a freak out when I couldn't find them anywhere. Did eventually find them while walking through the field.

The first pic is the field in full flower.

The second pic is how it looks now. Mostly gone to seed but still thick enough that I bet you can't even find the pigs in it.

The guinea hogs LOVE it and if the pig pic there doesn't show you that they're getting enough to eat nothing will. That pig looks like an overly stuffed sausage casing.
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Hi elle,

Thats a beautiful feild, of some of the best fodder, and honey making pollinator habitat for the regions it grows in. Congratulations, it will only get better!
 
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Hi, I will be in Wyoming in a couple of weeks for a 2 week vacation.  I love Wyoming and vacation there whenever I can.  Where do you find sainfoin seed?  Is it common at the feed mills?  I think it would be a great addition to our green chop here in Ohio.
 
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Christopher Shepherd wrote:Hi, I will be in Wyoming in a couple of weeks for a 2 week vacation.  I love Wyoming and vacation there whenever I can.  Where do you find sainfoin seed?  Is it common at the feed mills?  I think it would be a great addition to our green chop here in Ohio.



Welcome to Frontier Days! lol Celebrate my birth on Cheyenne Day. That's why the city gets it off. Just for me. ;)

I ordered my seed from a semi local place. I say semi local because it was in the state but it would have taken hours to get there. They have a nice place in Montana that will mail it to you as well. I wanted Delaney Sainfoin as the UW research center here developed that strand just for our climate.
 
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Beautiful, Elle!  And that is indeed one porky pig!
 
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