The three gilts we kept from Rose’s litter Fall 2019 have now become proven sows! Marigold, Violet and Gertrude have all produced beautiful litters of robust piglets. Hershel’s legacy continues with these litters of old spot – duroc – hampshire crosses, with the spots and red color off setting Sam’s black and white hampshire genes. Certainly the barn is full: with 3 sows, 29 piglets, 1 three month old gilt and a guernsey cow, the -2 degree cold was off set slightly in the barn last night.

Gertrude with her litter.

Marigold with her litter.

Violet with her litter.