Tuesday, July 7, 2015

One man's weed a another's breakfast

One great benefit of multi species farming, that includes both plants and animals, is no waste! What would normally be a problem in a garden, weeds, become a blessing and nutritional powerhouse.  The hogs, pastured heritage hogs , absolutely love weeds, and they are good for them!

This morning I pulled the mature almost seedy weeds from three rows of melons and simply three then over the fence. The hogs actually walked away from their corn pile to Munch down on the delicious fresh salad!

Even the babies tried some. Before long, there were but a few scraps of leavees and stems left.

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