Wooly Pigs are here!
April 20, 2009 by PeteandJensBackyardBirds
Jason Bond, the executive chef from Beacon Hill Bistro arrived at the farm today after a long ten hour drive. All in an effort to find the tastiest and juciest pork this side of the U.S.. Jason went south to New Jersey to pick up the famed Wooly Pigs
which were just shipped from the midwest where they are now breeding small amounts of these Austrian pigs. These Mangalitsa Piglets are two of thirty on the entire East Coast at the present moment. According to the Wooly Pigs website, the Mangalitsa are “a highly specialized breed that produces some of the world’s most juicy and flavorful meat and fat”. They hail from Austria and were only recently imported to America. We will be custom growing them for Jason this season. Look for them on the menu at Beacon Hill Bistro
some time during January/February of 2010!
Our two little piggies are doing well, quite cute, a little curly, and appear to be very healthy. In typical piglet fashion they have already rooted up most of the ground within their shelter and upended the water and feed bowls spilling all the contents. Piglets will be piglets, wooly or not…
After a couple of days settling into their new home we will let them begin to explore the pasture and will post new pics of them shortly.
In an update, Fern our pregnant sow is still prego and getting larger. We hope for a healthy litter any day now!
Jason arrives at the farm
Pete and Jason with the first little wooly piglet
Pete with the 2nd wooly piglet
Jen and Jason checking out the woolies
We named them...Black and Tan!
Here is Tan, with his wavy hair