We have a new boar! And as you can see he’s a Berkshire, not a Large Black. I had so wanted to stick with a LB boar, but the closest one we could find was in Indiana and the cost of gas right now just made it too expensive a venture. I hope one of these years to start a LB breeding program here, but for now we decided to try a Berk.
Then it was time for the all-important name choosing. Since Matt dubbed the gilts “J-Lo & the Posse” (because they have nice hams), we almost thought to go with a rapper name like B Diddy (“B” for bacon). But we decided to keep with something a little more regal, and Madeline came up with “Oliver”.
The gilts sure seem to like Oliver so far! The sad thing is that Winston will be leaving us. He’s become almost a mascot for Sugar Creek Farm. There will be tears shed when the day comes for him to go.