Bryant RedHawk wrote:We are fencing in approximately 1/3 to 2/3 acre for the initial pasture
Bryant RedHawk wrote:I have 5 lbs. (2 Kilos) of white clover seed which will get spread in two separate seeding periods and I plan to add seven top turnip, purple top turnip, rape and some Daikon to the planting mix.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:rotational grazing should help a lot with soil fertility over the next couple of years.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:The current pH of this soil is 6.7
Bryant RedHawk wrote:I may need to add some lime to the soil
Bryant RedHawk wrote:We went with 48" fence because the current crop of feral dogs do not jump higher than 2 feet that we can tell.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:What do you think? is this an adequate startup plan?
Bryant RedHawk wrote:We have been told that these hogs need to be bred before they are a full year old to ensure they will be good mothers. Is this correct?
Bryant RedHawk wrote:First gilt had a litter of seven but they came just as the temperatures hit 100 +, the new sow only had 4 teats fill with milk and the three males got to those before the females, so we lost all four of the girl babies.
The other gilt is now gestating and I will be ready to do some culling of the males to make sure we have some girls survive this time around.
Wife was found to have colon cancer so have been dealing with that to the point of not much new work getting done for now.
On top of her illness, my brother had two strokes and will be in hospital for quite a long time, trouble there is that he is an hour away.
Her surgery was a grand success, we should be getting back on track over this winter.
I will try to keep this thread updated more frequently in the future.