We’ve moved the pigs to their spring pen. Here’s a picture from a distance, just showing how natural the pen is, and how much area they have in which to root around – the fences are not shown in this picture.
Here’s a more close up of some pretty comfortable appearing animals:
There’s even a little guy at the far left of the photo – he will eventually be the future of our group of pigs. Speaking of, I just found this on wikipedia:
The name for a group of pigs depends on the animals’ ages. A groupof young pigs is called a drift, drove or litter. Groups of older pigs are called a sounder of swine, a team or passel of hogs or a singular of boars.Aug 17, 2015.
One of the things we hope we are doing is raising these hogs as humanely as possible. In this environment, they can forage for all kinds of nuts, grasses and whatever else they may find. They also get a lot of exercise, which is good for their overall health as well as for the quality of the meat. Next time you’re up, keep an eye out for these hogs, they might be in a wooded area near you!