RicelandMeadows


Ready to renovate
April 24, 2012, 9:14 pm
Filed under: April 2012

Noah inspects his new "digs"

                                                   April 24, 2012

      No, that is not a small pen… It’s a big boar. Noah is pushing 500 pounds. He is calm and easy-going. I expect he will work my garden soil over good!

      In the photo, Noah is in the new pen, but also still in the confines of my cement lot. I wanted to make sure he would be content inside the new pen. In the event that he jumped out, I wanted to be able to catch him easily.

      I am happy to report that today is day number three and Noah is delighted with his new pen. He has been digging and rooting until his heart is content. He lays in the straw, rubs on the posts and plays in the sun and fresh air. Now, that’s the life… not to mention all the girlfriends 😮

      I will report back now and then as Noah builds soil and renovates beds. I am thinking he is a wonderful tool. He even works while I sleep … Now, that’s innovation!

 


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Do you remember what your dimensions are on your new pig pen?

Comment by Travis

Travis, The pen measures 16 by 8 foot over all. The little shed area is 4 feet by 8 feet, leaving a 12 by 8 feet space for rooting. I keep our boar in this pen when he isn’t with the ladies. It gives him something useful to do while keeping him satisfied. You could raise a couple of butcher hogs from weaning to finish in this size pen too. The aility to move it every day or so, just makes it handy for manure management. They also root up a row 8 feet wide as you move it along.

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