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How We Raised Pastured Pork in 2014

Last year, as one of our early pastured meat experiments, we raised four Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs from Hidden Nest Farm in Argyle, New York. As we strive to provide any animal we bring onto this farm with a full, safe, and interesting life, we circled a 1.5 acre hillside—complete with an old horse stall, trees, grass, and a stream—with a one-foot high electrified fence. (We also chose the spot we did because we hoped that the pigs would do some work of clearing away the underbrush that make access to the aging trees impossible.) We were HIGHLY skeptical about the ability of a one-foot high fence to contain four fully-grown pigs. But, because we read the tip in Living with Pigs...

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