Pigs have a natural instinct for rooting in the ground that farmers and gardeners can use to their advantage.
The electric fence and shade structure, on wooden runners, are moved frequently to new pasture to provide fresh forage and distribute manure evenly.
D. E. BIXBY/ALBCPigs have a natural instinct for rooting in the ground that farmers and gardeners can use to their advantage. Turn a pig loose on land you want to plant as a garden, and it will turn up the ground just as efficiently as with a rototiller. Pigs also excel at clearing away brush in overgrown pastures.
Megan E. Phelps is a freelance writer based in Kansas. She enjoys reading and writing about all things related to sustainable living including homesteading skills, green building and renewable energy. You can find her on Google+.
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