Well guess what.
|Waldo rooting to his heart's content.|
They do so root! Waldo does and Polly does too. I was so happy to see this.
|Pigs root to find things to eat: grubs, worms, roots, squirrel buried acorns, etc.|
I'm guessing the reason there was no rooting at the breeder's was because there were too many animals in the paddock (which Dan really disliked). The soil was so compacted and trampled that not much was growing. I suppose rooting there was difficult if not impossible. To see an example of Guinea Hog rooting results at its finest, check out "Rooting It Up" at Windward.
So, we need to develop a plan / schedule of what will go where next year and where to put the pigs. Now that Dan has the 2-wheel tractor, our ability to grow field crops is greatly enhanced. And now that we have pigs, we're well on our way to a "work harder not smarter" solution to sustainability on the homestead.