The more I read about using pigs as tillers, the more I realize that they need to be in a smaller space for an extended period of time in order for the process to be effective. I may start moving them around in fifty by fifty sections in the larger fenced area. This will concentrate their rooting and digging efforts.
I’m thinking that if left in the large area, they will focus on the easy spots and basically defeat the purpose of having them on pasture. They may just wait for me to come feed them, loaf off the rest of the time, occasionally digging up a worm here or there to satisfy some instinctual piece of evolutionary memory.
But maybe I’m wrong and the pigs know what they are doing. I mean, they haven’t even been with us for a week, and I can already tell where they have been working.