Summer can be brutal with temperatures reaching above 90 almost every day in Virginia. It’s hard to keep cool. Luckily the cattle at Smith Meadows have many trees that offer them protection and relief from the hot sun.
Our old apple orchard is a wonderful spot for the pigs to wallow in the shade. They have all they could want in a protected environment, yet they are used to seeing Farmer Forrest or one of his apprentices come to check on them. We pride ourselves on raising animals that are not stressed from the elements or the humans who care for them.