Basic conservation suggestions. 11/8/12
I found the time to mow most of the piggy paddock. Now that the Summer in Texas is finally over (just before we carve Thanksgiving dinner), I mowed their field for a number of reasons.
- The weeds (see picture below) were obviously not to the Kunekune pig’s liking for the weeds were tall and very coarse.
- The weeds were taking water and sun that the native grasses and newly seeded Winter rye grass desperately needed.
- The thorny tall weeds could cause a wound and infection if a pig gets an eye full of it.
- The tall weeds were also shading the pig’s bathroom area which would ideally compost faster in direct sunlight.
- The weeds were UGLY!