This weekend one of our bull-renters delivered a litter of six piglets to Thistle Hill Farm.

by Carolyn Matthews

It was cold and gusty, and I was glad their hay-filled pigloo didn’t blow away.

These four brothers and two sisters are Tamworth Berkshire crosses.

These four brothers and two sisters are Tamworth Berkshire crosses. Originally from central England, Tamworths are known for their red color and long abdomen, which makes for wonderful bacon. The Berkshires are black, sometimes with white spots, and produce meat that is not only full of flavor but tender as well.

Tamworth Berkshire crosses

Our pigs, unlike most pigs who when conventionally raised are in pens where there’s not even room to turn around, will be reared in a pasture and given a non-GMO feed to supplement the grass and acorns in the pasture.

Carolyn Matthews