Making a Difference

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May 20, 2016

My son sent me this link yesterday. It is from Facebook. A guy who goes by Small Farms, Big Horses has made a “root-o-tiller” I use mine for our boar in the off season. I was pleased to see that someone has used my idea and even better, gave me credit! I guess I make a difference after all.

My second video made here on the farm last March aired this week on RFD-TV. I got calls from all over the country from folks telling me that they enjoyed the program. I am humbled by their nice comments and want to publicly thank those who called.

Rural Heritage has posted the two videos on Vimeo. You can go online and watch the programs in a format much like “Youtube” I am amazed at how small our world has become.

In this world of internet, cell phones and space travel, I still say it is a wonderful thing to be behind a pair of horses doing farm work…in fact, I prefer it there!

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Hey! They have a blue heeler! This is such a good idea for raising pigs! I wish more people understood this. How much an average does it cost in materials to build one? Mark W. needs one for his pigs!

Comment by Jacklyn

LOL, I showed MW how to make one. He has been using it for the last 3 or 4 years. I built mine out of used lumber from a lady’s deck. I had steel roofing from other projects, so it was a very cheap project for me. When built from treated wood, it will last many years so is a good investment. The only parts that need to be treated are the runners. The one pictured has no bottom so the pigs can root. It is the closest thing to free ranged pork without a large pasture as you can get.

Comment by ricelandmeadows

Hi gramps its me Jalyn I just watched you’re video on horse farming that was incredible.😄😍

Comment by Gert aka Donna

Thank you honey! See you soon

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