Late Saturday evening hubby was officially finished the pig sty.
We are both delighted with it as it will take less effort and time to tend to the pigs.
They have a fixed water trough which is fed from the pig house roof down-pipe. With our rainfall it will function as an automatic free water supply!
And it is fixed, so no more chasing around for their overturned water trough.
There is also a long feed trough along side the water trough. It has made feeding very easy with less fighting over food, as all we do is pour the feed bucket contents over the wall into the trough and pour it out evenly.
So that covered feed and water. Our next problem was sewage!
You can see the gap at ground level in the above photo.
That is the sewage exist! The pigs are already using as a toilet the area directly in front of this gap and all we have to do it sweep it through a few times a week.
It only takes a few minutes and on the other side of the wall is a drop into the muck heap.
We will be using the above principals for the cow yard.
The pigs have settled in well and have put their finishing touches to the place.
The sty runs along side our veg garden. So all and any waste veg material gets thrown over for them to eat or make a bed with.
They are enjoying the current hot weather as they spend all day sunbathing!
Next on hubby's 'to do list' is the bee stand in the orchard!
I'm looking for salami recipes from my readers :-) or links to a good blog that has tried it...
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