We purchased a small horse trailer this week. We needed a trailer to move cows, horses, and pigs. the only problem is that most trailers work great for cows and horses, but lousy for pigs. With a solid swinging back door the pigs would just run back out as soon as we tried to close the door.
Solution- We had a stock rack setup for our car trailer that we were using to move pigs. the back of the stock rack had a smaller hinged door. We took the back of the stock rack and tied it into the trailer to give is a double door. We also took the front section of the stock rack and made a partition to section off the trailer into two pens.
This retro-fit worked great to take our Ossabaw Island pigs to get health papers. We now have to resize the panels to fit the horse trailer width since the car trailer was wider. I am also going to make an attachment so we can install and remove with little effort.
I would rather find a trailer on the cheap and retro-fit it to meet our needs, than to spend a ton of money on a trailer that might meet most of our needs. I always say function over fashion. Just because it looks good, doesn’t mean it is going to work.
Our farm has 3 Mulberry trees that are producing tons of berries this year. I love Mulberries, they have a smooth sweet berry taste. It is a great fruit tree in that the fruit on the tree ripens in stages so you can enjoy the berries for weeks.
We have been treated with 2 pies this year by Mom. We would love to pick enough to make some jelly as well.
Unfortunately Mulberry fruit is a very delicate berry. The berries do not freeze well, nor do they take well to storage of any kind. They are pretty much a pick and eat berry, occasionally lasting just long enough to get put into a pie.