We have completed the planting of our new hay fields. We started off plowing up 14 acres. By mid-March we had the new fields plowed. By mid-April we had them disked and harrowed.
Now comes the hard part! Daily irrigation rounds at one-hour intervals are necessary to prevent the ground from drying out.
We have 1/3 of the pig hills planted to Jerusalem artichokes, squash, mangel-wurzels, carrots and other yummy pig delicacies. 2/3 still needs to be planted... and we still need to complete an irrigation system for those gardens.
As if we didn't have enough on our plates, we decided this was the year to create the pig bunker. The pigs will have a cool summer dwelling and unlike last years' summer home, it will be made of non-edible materials. Last year the pigs ate their home... and the moos finished 'er off.
1. complete the Taj Mahog Pig Palace and relocate the pigs to their summer quarters
2. complete planting seeds in the pig gardens
3. keep up with irrigation and weeding
4. continue to repair risers broken by marauding moo eco-terrorists
5. teach Bert and Ernie how to perform functions of draft mules
6. cut and bale June hay crops
7. begin harvest of crops