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Pig Food and New Rams

Robin McConaughy

Robin McConaughy

Double Brook FarmWhen we talk about farm-to-table-to-farm, this is what we really mean: the food that does not get used (i.e., vegetable shavings, leftover pastries, past-prime produce, the pulp from the juicer, leftover salads and other dishes) gets taken from the Brick Farm Market back to the farm as pig food. Everything goes except for products made with pork.

Double Brook FarmOrlando and Brett pick up the food daily. Here they are ‘acting natural’ for the camera!

Double Brook FarmWe like it because it drastically reduces our garbage output, it generates a use for the food and our pigs love it. Plus, it saves us a little $$ on our feed. How ’bout them apples?

Double Brook FarmSpeaking of pigs… Do these rams not look like big old sheep heads on pigs’ bodies? I have never seen such a portly specimen of sheep!

Double Brook FarmThese are Texel sheep. They are not kidding when they say this breed is ‘heavily muscled’. They just came in last week and will be introduced to the ladies in the fall, when we will develop a cross with our Katahdins.

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