Yesterday we sorted out the pigs and finally got a birthing unit set up for Darry Faye, as she's about to burst with piglets any second. She'll get her own post about that. But here's a quick shot of what the pigs are up to now. If Denise (above) turns out to not be pregnant we plan to have a big pig roast sometime in july, and she will be the big ticket item on the menu. She is a good looking pig, but I don't like her attitude she is so high strung and never calms down. I can't tolerate a screaming pig. Nothing else in the barnyard (except maybe Maren) talks this much. Mocabee creek will be much quieter (and well-fed) without her.
Pam, the boar is pushing 6 feet long now. I've had mixed reviews whether to slaughter him for meat or not. We've decided to put him up for sale as a breeding boar first to see if there are any takers. He was born last Feb. So he's ripe and ready to be a breeder, just somewhere else. Three adult pigs eat a lot, and There's really no need for this many. Anyone looking for a purebred hereford Hog as a sire for their sows, let us know