Wow. So we meet again, blog space. It's been a while!
Umm... so... we have piglets!! They're 4 weeks old, robustly healthy and wildly polka-dotted. Gnocchi has been a wonderful mother to them, and we couldn't be happier. She was 5 days late so we did some major sweating and all-nighters while she remained cool, calm and collected and built a snug straw nest for them as she waited.
We will keep 4 of the piggies... one gilt, to breed, and 3 barrows to raise out for our next generation of pork. Another gilt will be headed to Napoleon Ridge Farm near Cincinnati. Two gilts will be headed Up North to live with fellow Grrls Meat Camp member Chef Lori Swonder. The only boar we didn't castrate will be going to another local farm, Frosty Acres. Looks like Gnocchi & Orson's babies will be taking over the world!