Farming pigs is, it turns out, not that hard: You feed them and they grow into a marketable commodity. A new pig farmer will, however, be faced with a number of decisions during those six or so months of homing a porcine presence, some large and others small.
Sandy soil can lead to erosion problems and nutrient leaching, but fixing the problem is simple: Just add mulch.
Ideally, a mulch layer will also soak up water like a sponge, keep the soil below it cool and prevent excess evaporation of water.
Cherry trees can be an excellent food crop for the backyard or small-farm setting. The most important decision in the matter is whether to plant the sweet cherry or tart cherry.