Fall is a time when all kinds of crops are plentiful. There is a lot of food that is wasted because it is over ripe or blemished. Much of it makes good feed for our hogs. Saturday, we gathered up windfall apples for pig food. We gathered the apples from under 6 or 7 trees in no time. These would otherwise go to waste.
Big scoop for a little girl!
Just a few more buckets and the truck will be full!
This is just one more way that we try to offer our pigs a healthy and varied diet. You wouldn't want to eat the same old thing every day and neither do they. Much thanks to our friends at Indian Hills Orchard in Fulton, IL and the other farmers market vendors who have sent surplus produce home for our pigs. It makes great pork!