Picked up our feeder pigs yesterday from a wonderful farm, Monson Showpigs up in Richland Center. They sell show pigs and more, almost year-round. Absolutely beautiful animals, and the pigs are really people-friendly. You can tell they’ve been handled from the beginning and are used to people. The Monson’s Hampshire boar, Pioneer was the model for Some Pig.
Here are our 4 little pigs on their first day out on pasture–sleeping in their pig hut in the morn, and then adventuring out in the brush later in day. The red one is a purebred Duroc gilt. The 2 black ones are Hampshire/Duroc barrows. The white one is a Yorkshire/Hampshire barrow.