It’s a New Year!

We are nearing the one-year anniversary of the creation of Marble Creek. We have come a very long way. Can you believe we are already starting our seed order and are a little behind on starting some of our transplants? We can’t either. We are excited to start hosting our first WWOOFer today. We will have a full house of young aspiring sustainable farmers eager to learn and lend a hand. We spent the last few days planning what they will be working on, and we are excited about all we hope to accomplish in the next few months before our first child arrives. If you are unfamiliar with WWOOFing, we host them on our farm and provide room, board, and education on farming in exchange for 4-6 hours of work each day. Look here for more – WWOOF USA.

Here are some photos of what we have been working on recently.

After recent flooding, we woke up one morning to a flooded pig pasture. Yikes! It was cold. Turns out when it floods, millions of ants float, so that made it interesting. Note to self – when area flood advisories are issued, make sure pigs are not in low-lying areas.

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The piggies were cautiously optimistic.

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With a little coaxing, they got the hang of it.

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And now they are piggies in the mist.

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We are trying out a new method of raising the broilers. They like to spend a lot of time working on their sun tans. That means more vitamin D for us.

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We processed our last batch of the year. They grew well and averaged 5 lbs each. You can order yours today in our online store. We can meet for pickup in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, or really anywhere between.

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Luna is busted doing what she loves best – moving buckets around our property. Haven’t really figured out what that one is all about yet.

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And finally, with the cold weather coming up, we had to throw together some quick piggie housing. We will be reinforcing it later this week.

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I would say they like it!

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