Monday, May 25, 2009

Porcine Cave Art

Well I've heard that pigs are intelligent, but this is ridiculous....porcine cave art! Who would'a thunk it? Okay, okay, the pigs didn't really do the artwork. We just finished their new pig shelter and the kids thought a little wall art was just what the place needed. I'm not sure if the pigs are impressed, but we had fun.

If you're just joining us, we raise American Guinea Hogs - a rare homestead farm animal. As of 2005, there were approximately 15 AGH's left in the country. The number is now up to 400+ as the breed is making a comeback on small farms around the country. Guinea Hogs don't paint (well, not to my knowledge), but they are special in other ways. They have friendly dispositions, have the ability to feed themselves by foraging on pasture or woodlands, and they produce exceptionally tasty meat. The American Guinea Hog is one of three pigs listed on Slow Food International's Ark of Taste. We have three breeder hogs at the moment that are in the 4-5 month old range and should have young pigs for sell around Christmas time of this year. Stay tuned for more.

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