|Pigs rooting for spent grain.|
His text ended with, "I'd be interested in your thoughts on the weight."
So, off we went to Public House Produce to check on the swine. I knew I had a treat for them in the moist, sweet, cracked barley that is left after the mash. They saw me drive up, and moved to the corner of the pasture where I would be coming from.
I walked up greeting them and they barked a little, I think because they realized at last that I wasn't David. I held my buckets up close to the fence so they could get a whiff - and they were definitely interested. I wanted to get them around to the other side of the pasture so I could work with the light to take a few photos to share, and they followed me around.
Once I reported back to David that they seemed to enjoy the treat, he asked again about the weight. I told him I thought 220-230 pounds - these guys are pretty compact and muscular, it seemed to me.
Then he told me that Kevin Bacon is the smallest at 250 pounds (she is second from right in the first photos), and that the durocs (the two brown ones) are topping out at around 300 pounds!
That's going to make for a tiring first day in a couple of weeks!