Well, I figured it was about time I got back to posting a weekly summary like last year, so here's the first addition of our weekly Farm Fodder.
We had a new gilt, Matilda, farrow her 1st litter. Matilda's a daughter of Dottie, and she was bred to our Large Black boar Roscoe Jr. She had 9 piglets and mashed 1 of them, so that's not a very good start, but she does have her mom's ability to produce loads of milk, and the piglets look really good so she'll get another chance to improve her born alive average. Here's a short vid of her and the pigs after we turned them out of their ark:
and here's a photo of the piglets. Man, they look just like their daddy:
The markets are going hot and heavy. At the Cherry Street market we'll have everything except baby backs, as someone e-mailed and bought all we had. Our brat slinger, Brian Goss, will have the cart at the Broken Arrow market. Look for him and Catherine Peters (she's selling our pork products there) if you're in the BA area. The market is from 8-12 and is located just north of 81st and Main Street. Here's a photo of Brian in action with the cart:
It's Mother's Day weekend, so what better way to tell her you love her than frying up some bacon. Mmmm:
Thanks for reading, and come see us tomorrow!
Pork & Greens