My daughter picked out her pig for 4-H last week. He has a roommate to bunk with this year and seems to be enjoying the company. For the next 4 months Anna and her friend from school (who can't keep a pig in her own townie backyard) will feed, brush, clean, walk and train these little Yorkshire barrows to Grand Champion status. In July they will show them at the Santa Barbara County Fair and hopefully come home with a ribbon or two and some memories and sensibility about where their food comes from that they didn't have before.
|Friday and Clover caught in a late afternoon cuddle. Photo by Erin Pata|
Speaking of bacon... join us at the Bacon & Barrels event this summer in nearby Los Olivos. We will have a table there full of Jalama Road Family Farmstand goods. Tickets go on sale today and we've heard they may sell out! www.baconandbarrels.com