I’ve mentioned Joel
before, but I thought you might enjoy reading about it in more
detail. Two friends of mine are emulating Salatin’s model on a
smaller scale, and I got to visit their farm (and take lots of
pictures) a couple of weeks ago. I wrote about the experience on
my homesteading blog:
pasturing — An introduction to our buddies’ farm.
livestock: Pigs and goats — You can use pigs and goats to break
new ground. Pigs emulate plows while goats are like bushhogs.
livestock: Chickens, sheep, and cows — Once you’ve created a
grassy pasture, a combination of a ruminant with some type of poultry
will keep the pasture healthy.
fences for pasture rotation — Joel Salatin’s model uses easily
moveable electric fences.
Salatin’s methods to the backyard — The pasture model outlined
above is a great permaculture tool for moderate to large
acreages. But what do you need to tweak to get some of the same
benefits in a tenth of an acre backyard?
I hope you enjoy the
easier and safer — no more risk of water spilling.