Baby Berkshires

While much of the nation is engulfed in a heat wave, it remains fairly cool around here. Only a few days this summer have been in the upper 80s.

The weather has been frustrating for the local seed and vegetable growers, but just fine for pasture. We even had over an inch of rain during a couple days in mid-July.

I wanted to share this image of a picture perfect summer afternoon with playful pigs. I took this soon after Chris Hansen brought these young Berkshires to our Fern Rd Farm. You can clearly see their water, feeder and housing, as well as the nice carpet of pasture. This field had already been grazed three times by sheep, once each in April, May and early July, before the pigs arrived.  The pigs are moved to a new paddock approximately monthly and remain outside into the early fall.