With a good period of dry weather I have finally been able to get a wheelbarrow through the pig pens and get them cleaned out. This is never my favourite job - it's physically hard, it's a bit smelly (not as bad as you would think though) and it's rather boring. So as I pushed barrow load after barrow load of pig poo out of the pens my mind, as ever, started wandering and I got to thinking about how interconnected our life here at Eco-Gites of Lenault is.
Le me explain. Pigs poo and pig poo has to be cleared out. Where does it go? It goes onto the vegetable patch to fertilise the earth that grows the vegetables. We eat the vegetables but any peelings or vegetables that are going over are fed to the pigs. It's the same with the grass. We have grass areas where the boys and our guests' children play. We mow the grass and the cuttings get fed to the pigs. In the fullness of time we will be eating roast pork from a pig fed at least partly on the grass that is growing in our play areas together with vegetables fertilised by the manure from the pigs.
|Piles of Pig Poo aka Garden Fertiliser|
* NOTE - If you are planning a similar operation just one word of note. You may not want to put your vegetable UPHILL from you pig pens ... but at least pushing all that poo uphill keeps me fit!