Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Photos From David Schafer

So I finally have a little breathing time to get some photos up on the Blog.  I hope you enjoy!!

Andrew and I going to look at the pigs.

Andrew also doubles as a dumbbell.

He was holding onto a stick... the stick broke.

Here is a shot of the electric fence in the pig pasture.  We actually have pigs on pasture (not just woods).

Here is the shade-mobile we use with the pigs on pasture.

More pigs on pasture... you can see in the background the wooden gates we use between paddocks.  We tried electric gates but the pigs didn't want to cross the ground where the gates were after we had opened it.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Sorry I haven't been keeping you all up to date on Polyface.  I have several photos in my camera... where ever it has been lain down... and when I find it I will post them.

Here are a few updates:

We are butchering birds!!!  Today we butchered 700 broilers.  I usually gut birds but not today.  Today I did the killing.  I never thought I could say that I killed 700 animals in one day, but now I can.  Emotionally it doesn't bother me.  Maybe if I get some time I'll write an essay about why it doesn't.

Lunch Box is making a great lead pig and has endeared herself the the farm.

We have lots of pig on pasture... so actually on grass at a rental farm.  They love it and graze like you wouldn't believe.

My parents are coming to see me this weekend for my birthday on Sunday!!!

I'll try and update soon...