Remember when I mentioned that we got some pigs, Hank & Rosie? Well, Hank & his friends Boomer & Double Stuff are no longer with us, as of this past weekend. I feel sad to see them go, but I am very happy that we have been able to have this experience of raising our own food. We have been able to ensure that Hank & his friends have been fed lots of good for you foods, have been treated well & have been healthy, and have had a good life, filled with lots of mud baths, running around, and snorting when they are excited.
Here are a couple of pictures of Hank & The Boys from early November. Hank is the pink boy, Boomer is all black, and Double Stuff has a ring of pink around his middle:)
The boys have been eating a steady diet of pig feed, lots & lots (& lots) of pumpkin & squash, and plenty of grain, fruit, and vegetable scraps. They start snorting as soon as they know you are coming with a bucket of goodies for them. Seriously cute. These pics are in the muddiest part of their pen, and are after a big snowstorm, so this area is extra wet-no worries though, they have plenty of other areas to check out besides this muddy spot.
I will let you know a bit more about the processing and the cost of raising Hank once I learn more about this myself, probably in the next month or so.