We named this litter Bacon Bits.
Then a little over two weeks later Miss Petunia decided it was time. And within two hours we had ten more cute little piggies.
We named this litter Skittles since they were every color of the rainbow.
All babies remained healthy and grew and grew and grew.
|Farmer Joe as a teething toy.|
Then came they day they left us. But that was okay, they were going to a great place. Bluebird Farm bought 13 babies. Six Bacon Bits and seven Skittles. They are a local organic farm and we were so thrilled that our babies were just what they were looking for. We had purchased pork products and veggies from them for a couple of years and knew that they sale only the best.
This past Sunday Marie and William invited us to come to their farm to help move the Skittles & Bits to the lower corral. They would be taking them to the abattoir on Monday. We were more than glad to lend a hand and take a few pictures of how they look now.
Oh my word, did they turn out to be beautiful hogs. It is so nice to know that we are helping to support the local farming movement. Marie and William will sell the pork products from these pigs to their CSA members, at our local farmer's market and to a local restaurant. Knowing that Farmer Joe and I started with the babies and the end result will be delicious pork that people in our community will enjoy gives us a feeling that can't be described.