The Kunekunes are here! Charlie drove to Virginia yesterday to collect our five pigs. Unlike other breeds of pig, Kunekune are vegetarian and can be raised on pasture without supplemental grain.
|Bella is the ginger-colored gilt. At 5 months of age, she is our oldest and largest pig. Miracle is the black with white spots boar to her right. He is almost 4 months old. He is blind in one eye due to a piglet accident with a dog when he was very young.|
|Five piggies in the straw though only 4 are visible here. The black one in the forefront is Snickers, the smallest and youngest gilt. She is almost 3 months old. The two ginger pigs in the middle are the barrows, destined for the freezer rather than the breeding program.|
|Miracle is in the front here and the other 4 are packed like sausages behind him catching a few winks as they recover from yesterday's trip and become acquainted with their new home. They will be moved to pasture and their "Hawg Haus" in a few days, after they are trained to recognize the electric wire that will define their space on pasture.|