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The Whole Hog Project: fall pig pics

Posted By on 09.10.08 at 02:52 PM

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It's been a while since we checked in with the American mulefoot pigs we've been following for nearly a year and a half, but I assure you we haven't forgotten them. The pigs have spent an idyllic summer among the greenery in Argyle, Wisconsin, and a new group of piglets have been born to Diana, the somewhat cranky sow whose last litter was turned over to and weaned by her sister Demetria. That's one of her piglets right there to the left with old gal Crystal, the one who started it all. Farmer Valerie-Weihman Rock, who took the attached photos, estimates that the Reader's pig, Dee Dee, is approaching 200 pounds, if not already past that mark.

Wondering what pastured mulefoot meat tastes like? You'll get your chance to find out. Back here in the city we've been making pig plans, which we'll be announcing soon . . .

UPDATE AND CORRECTIONS: Valerie sends word that Dee Dee is in fact pushing 300 pounds. Her babies are now in the 160-180 pound range. That is one of Crystal's own piglets in the photo. Diana had her piglets this morning--nine of them!

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