On a higher note, Danielle from the Country Today will be visiting our Farm tomorrow afternoon to interview us and take pictures of our hogs and talk to us about the challenges of wintering pastured hogs. We are excited to talk about our Farm with Danielle and hope to get some neat pictures, and will hopefully create a larger interest in the Large Black Hogs. We look forward to the article!
Last week we did a lot of "cleaning house" around our farm. We cleaned out pens, and moved pigs around. What I love about our pigs is they are all so easy to move (minus the little guys). Our sows are getting really good about knowing where they need to be going and really don't need a feed bucket to follow anymore. I find that I just follow them and let them in the gate when we get there! This can sometimes make me nervous as we live on a busy County Road, but the girls know where they need to go and aren't easily distracted! We moved our two sows, Gypsy and Wren out of Nigel's pen and put Spirit and Peekaboo in with Nigel. Gypsy and Wren are due at the end of the month. Peekaboo and Spirit will be bred for their one and only litter this year. They both will get a little well-deserved break with only one litter this year due in May/June. Nigel of course, was thrilled with his new roomies and got right to work, wooing them!
We hope you have a wonderful week!