Our pigs get their own orchard!
Look how happy these guys were to see 15 new fruit trees getting planted around their new home.
The new pig and goat pens that were constructed as part of the swale and animal habitat upgrades are getting closer to meeting our goals for sustainability and permaculture. The fruit trees will grow up and hang over the sides of the pens that the animals will rotate through. The trees will provide shade, delicious fallen fruit, and a better ecosystem for our animals. The trees are planted on swales that were built into the land. These swale berms have already proven themselves very successful at holding rain water, building healthy topsoil, and growing healthy pig pastures. We are confident that the trees will do very well here. In this picture you can see a peach tree and some very curious onlookers.