We got piggies again!
This time we got seven, though not all for us.
The boys are raising 5 of the them as ‘consignment pigs’. By this I mean that the boys are getting paid to raise the pigs for some friends that don’t have the land or desire to do so themselves.
There are 5 male pigs and 2 females (or sows). 4 of the males are castrated and the remaining one we hope to use as breeding stock along with 1 of the sows.
While at first we did not plan to name our animals, we decided it was easier for identification purposes. But, we try to name the food animals with food names. This being said, their names are Brat (the boar), Applesauce (our sow), Pork Chop, Sausage, Hamsen, and Little Miss, (her name is still undecided).
It’s a good thing photos don’t convey scent because they don’t smell very good!