these little piggies

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sunday's 15-miler took Neveia and me past these little guys. We just had to stop and visit with them. They were amazing -- when their curious snouts sniffed my hand, I felt like they were reading everything about me.

The pigs are part of Quivira Winery's biodiverse farming program. They're Gloucestshire Old Spots, a rare breed that in the '90s, dwindled down to only four animals in North America. And even though these cute little piggies will probably end up on the table at Healdsburg's annual Pigs & Pinot event (I'm trying really hard not to think about this), it's nice to see them running around and playing outside. And it's wonderful that Quivira -- which also farms its vineyards biodynamically, has a beautiful raised-bed vegetable garden and is home to honeybees and many types of chickens -- is helping to bring back a heritage breed.

1 comment:

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Awwww so cute! Sad to think about them getting eaten but at least they've had a good life where they could run around free and say hi to passing runners :-)

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