Here in the northeast most people think that spring is planting season. I disagree completely. Fall is actually a better time to plant trees and shrubs than spring.
As long as you can source quality trees and plants, fall planted trees will do better than spring planted trees everything. Despite what it looks like to the naked eye, trees are growing in the fall and winter. Yes no leaves or branches are growing but those same trees are working hard growing their root structure.
A fall planted tree will be ready to hit the ground running come spring time. While a spring planted tree will still be recovering from transplant shock. Yes it is hard to source qunaitity plant material in the late fall but if you can I would recommend you do it. I have seen the advantages over and over again throughout the years.
Check back soon for ways to find inexpensive tree sources!
Next spring we will be adding a few pigs to the farm. In anticpication for this I told a pig class a few weeks ago.
I learned a ton about all aspects of raising pigs on pasture. I plan on spending a few days at my friends farm this fall to gain a little bit more advice and knowledge. Hopefully this will get me started off in the right direction come next spring when we bring in our first batch of feeders.
Below you will see pictures of some simple but very important equipment you will probably need to make taking care of your pigs a little easier.
More to come regarding pigs as we plan and prepare this winter. If you have any pig questions email or leave comments in the notes. I will be sure to run them by experienced pig farming buddy.