My husband came up with an idea that I wanted to share. It may be common knowledge with pig people, but I thought it was genius. We bought 4 feeder pigs to winter in our garden area. He put up hog panels all around the garden and built a little pig house. We have a friend who has pecan orchards and sorts and sells them for a living. Tons, and I mean tons of the pecans are rejected, too varied sizes, worm holes, still in outer shell, etc... He normally just dumps these so if we are willing to come get them they are FREE and the pigs love them. We should have pecans to supplement their feed all winter, keeping our feed cost very minimal. We also feed table scraps, but my estimate on actual feed costs for four pigs fed up to market is less than $300. I will have to see how their feed consumption grows as they grow, but still, a very good deal I think.