Homer runs Sunnyside Farm, a pasture based farm in south central PA. This is the farm blog, written by the farmer's wife, Dru.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
pigs in scrub
Past our woods lies an area that is so overgrown the cows hate going there. When Homer stretches the electric lines into paddocks down there they usually break out, and head for greener pastures. So now it is time to bring in the real earth movers: the pigs. This is not a small pen, but the junk growing down there is tall, weedy, shrubby..a poison ivy haven. What other animals hate, pigs love. Our 2 largest pigs are in there, and will, over this summer, dig this area up. the before and after will be documented, the difference notable. Day 1.
I am the lucky woman who gets to be the farmer's wife to Homer Walden, the hardworking, creative and innovative force behind Sunnyside Farm. The farm is a pasture based intensive grazed farm in Dover, PA. We grow heirloom, open pollinated vegetables, chicken, eggs from heritage breed chickens, beef, heirloom breed turkeys for Thanksgiving and pork with no commercial feed, honey, eggs, Buff ducks. And the occasional flower or 2.