My goodness how time flies when you're busy busy busy!
Big Mama is almost ready to burst! Only two weeks to go until her third litter is due. After a short break, Spot will have her piglets in mid-June. I, for one, am very glad that there will be a three week break between litters this time.
We have been working hard to get lots more planted: sugarcane, mulberries, cassava, moringa, sunn hemp, and sweet potatoes--all food plants for the animals. We are currently feeding the pigs a third of their daily feed with these plants that we're growing. Considering how quickly things are becoming well-established, it shouldn't be too much longer until we can produce all our own feed--a day we are greatly looking forward to!
The book about our farm (the pigs, chickens, tropical feed crops, and Natural Farming) is coming along. It's being edited now, and we are looking at a mid-summer publishing date. I'll keep you posted.
All the photos for this post were taken by our daughter, Kerry Hubbell, and used with permission. Mahalo!