|Lined up to eat|
Cam got really tired of toting water and feed up the hill twice a day for several of the hottest months of the year, so this year, we scaled back and he built a more permanent shelter in which to house them in that is near the barn. The down side to that is that they're near the barn. Which also means near the house where we can smell their smelliness. And, yes, folks, they do smell. Cam positioned the pen in such a way that the wind doesn't often blow from the pen to the house, but when it does, peeeeeuuuuuu!
Aside from the smell, I do actually like having the porkers around. It makes me feel pretty good that our "waste" becomes food for them and any excess we have actually makes it cheaper to raise these guys because it means less feed to buy. It's also really nice to know exactly where our pork comes from and how it was raised. I love that the distance from the farm to plate is, oh, about 100 feet.