To Market, to Market to Buy a Fat Hog….

Meet the new kids in the neighborhood.

Well – they’re really not kids.
Piggy'sThis is Diesel and Ethel.

Two Red Wattle pigs who have come to live at Windy Ridge.

Why pigs?

Hmmm….very good question. One we asked ourselves as we chased them back in the pen in the excessive heat Sunday afternoon. 🙂

Let’s just say that it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Red Wattles are a heritage breed of hog that is becoming rare. Which is sad – because they grow fast, have great tasting meat, and do really well on pasture.

Which is good – because that’s where they are going to live. We’re hoping they fertilize it well.

We’re also hoping for baby piggies in about 6 weeks – if the previous owner is correct.

Which means we have a lot to learn in a little bit of time.

Ham and bacon here we come.