Sunday, July 12, 2009

Oink Oink...Piglets Arrive!


Piglets arrived today at Stark Hollow Farm. We had to stuff them into gunny sacks with small nose holes for them to stick their little snouts out. Though they tried to struggle, they are so porky, they barely fit into the bags...

Two 8 week old piglets will follow along behind the sheep on pasture. The put up quite a struggle as we transported them from a farm in So. Starksboro to our summer pasture at HOWL. They are huge for their age and should flesh out nicely. These are Gloucester Old Spot/Duroc/Landrace cross and a Pure Bred Hampshire Boar bred via artificial insemination. Their pink skin is quite delicate when exposed to intense sun, which shouldn't be too much problem here in Vermont as we mostly have seen rain and clouds this summer. We've been hard at work on a pig pen and Vanessa's design has turned out to be quite deluxe. Oakley is a little jealous...