Daily feeding of the animals includes species appropriate grain, local grass hay, and fresh produce where appropriate.
With so many pigs on the property, our biggest expense is the 2.5-3.5 TONS of grain we feed each week, which is a custom blend produced by our local feed mill. The amount we need to feed fluctuates based on what Mother Nature also provides them on our pastures, which we seed each year based on their nutritional needs.
Sanctuary Babe Life is not complete without an abundance of clean, fresh water. Not only do we deliver fresh water across the sanctuary for drinking, we also fill the wallows to make sure swampin’ continues without interruption for the pigs!
As it is our vision to see a world where all species are valued and protected, the buffer of land around the domestic part of the sanctuary serves as a space where wild animals live without fear of human destruction.
We allow that space for deer, skunks, opossums, snakes, and the occasional black bear. We also routinely see families of turkeys, rabbits, and resident killdeer safely raising their young.