After the less than ideal start to our pastured pig operation. Things have gone pretty well so far. (Not that I'm ready to share exactly how we do things, because we're still figuring that out.) I just wanted to let you know that they are still here!
Here's the herd gathered around the water cooler.
This is one of our best pigs, a beautiful Duroc/Old Spot gilt. We are thinking about keeping her for breeding. Hubby says, "Look at that side. That's a lot of bacon." But I argue, "If we keep her we'll have 10 times the bacon!" We don't have to make that decision now. But we have named her (and we have a pretty strict rule about not naming things that we eat). I'd like to introduce....
This is the friendliest pig, we just refer to him as Big Barrow, which isn't so much a name as it is a physical descriptor...so I think we'll be OK.