Although we are selling beef and eggs, our biggest seller this past year has been our pork. It is really good!, and it is what we have most available. We have a heritage breed of hogs called Herefords (yes, Hereford hogs, not the cattle.) We have been very happy with them. Early on, however, Ethan wanted to have some Tamworths on the farm. We had a lot of trouble finding them, but now we have them!
It has been quite the ordeal too. Jonathan, our newest little guy, was due in December. Ethan planned on picking up these bred Tamworth sows in January. Well, Jonathan decided to come a bit late. 10 days late to be exact, born on January 6th. This just happened to be the day that Ethan finally rescheduled to pick up the hogs (we were waiting on Jonathan being born.) So instead of picking up sows that were due any moment, Ethan took me to the hospital since I was due at the moment.
Since the sows were due to farrow anytime, Ethan went and got them the day he brought Jonathan and myself home. He got back late and left them in the trailer to unload after church on Sunday.
|Our Tamworth that farrowed in the trailer with her 6 piglets.|
Last night our second Tamworth farrowed. Thankfully she was a little more settled in. I encourage you to check out our Facebook or Ethan's Twitter if you want to see pictures of the newest baby pigs!