Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hog Gone




A few weeks ago (I've been meaning to post this!) my Grandpa, age 82, brought his last nine pigs to the Locker Plant (butcher) with my help. These pigs represented a line of pigs nearly 100 years old, that has been in our family without interruption for that period of time. Now they are in our freezer (which is good!) I'm just kind sad that the line is gone forever and we have nothing to show for it. I'm already looking for feeder pigs for next spring to raise and butcher over the summer. I'm thinking the place where we have gotten our replacement boars from....its the closest we can get to 'our' pigs!

Aren't they just the cutest? I always loved the black Hampshire pigs...and our line also gave us red ones too that were just so dang cute!

2 comments:

Juliann said...

I loved hogs when we had them.
I just wish they didn't smell so bad, otherwise I'd love to have hogs again.

Jinnie said...

I love pigs, we raised them when we had our farm in NC.

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