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Babe’s Getting Bigger


 

Babe

Babe

 

The little pig that was barely taller then her water bucket is now twice as big, and just as messy. Since the garden is devoid of all things except broccoli, and cabbage, I’ve switched Babe’s diet over to Sow and Pig feed. She eats about a bag every two weeks, bringing the total investment so far to about $95.00. I’m keeping record of all the money invested as an exploration of sorts. If raising a pig each year is economical, I’ll continue to practice. It’s not hard to take care of a pig once you get in the daily habit of feeding and watering them.

There is also the ulterior motive for having this pig: Manure for growing great gardens. I’ve started a new garden area right next to the barn where it’s easy to transport this growing additive. The area is a more conservative garden, measuring about 10 Feet by 30 Feet. The main crops growing here will likely be tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers. So next year, there will be four garden areas, as I’ve decided to move my tomatoes due to the Late Blight this year, and my doubts about whether the cold will cure the soil this year.

 

Interesting Frost Pattern

Interesting Frost Pattern

 

I noticed an interesting pattern of frost on my car this morning. It was quite unique, probably resulting from the rain we had last night. The shot is a perfect reason to write about the growing season, which I’ve got a much better grasp of after a few years of trial and error. Non-frost tolerant plants will grow from roughly the end of May to the middle of October.

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  1. October 22, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    We get our pigs in the spring, so that they can eat a lot of weeds, damaged vegetables and kitchen trimmings. We don’t spend a lot on feed – until this time of year, when the gardens are frosted off. Our pigs will go to the butcher soon.

  2. October 31, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    I really like your blog; interesting concept

  3. November 16, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Too Cute! great picture.

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