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The snow may have melted sooner this year, but the grass sure wasn't growing for most of the last month. Guess staying above freezing isn't enough , you need the sun to shine as well... 
The weaners got here on April 10th  it's now May 7th and my rotational pens are just now greening up!  I've been picking grass and feeding it to the girls by hand. They know the sound of grass being torn up and meet me at the gate. It will be at least another week before I can let them into one of the pens. A month for the others.  Lots of hand feeding for the little oinkers.
 
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Getting a little greener each day.  I'll let them into the first paddock later this week.  In less than a week they will have it looking like multiple bombs have gone off... but they will have big smiles on their piggy faces!
 
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Let the girls into the tiny compost area. Lots of grass and worms but they will be done destroying it by tomorrow. Letting paddock 1 grow as long as possible before turning them loose in there.
 
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I let them in the little pen about 2 pm yesterday... this is what it looked like this morning about 8.
 
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Wow! We let our piggies in a little early, but everything is greening up nicely here. The first few paddocks are even re-greening pretty well! You can see in this photo where the porkers have been on the right vs where they’re going on the left. Also you can see where I made a significant measuring error(really bad estimation) and had to move the fence about 5 feet nearest the gate.
 
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