The latest animal additions to Tangled Roots Farm are our four feeder piglets. We have selected about five acres of land that we will be slowly converting from a young pine forest to open pasture and gardens. We chose heritage breed pigs for several reasons: their rooting instincts, their ability to thrive on a forage-based diet, and for delicious pork this fall. Our piglets are Yorkshire/Duroc crosses – although ours are all pink, many of their littermates were deep red like Durocs. We will be rotating them through the area about a quarter of an acre at a time and supplementing their diet with organic grain and some restaurant scraps from my part-time job. They are very skittish (this could have something to do with Penny the farm-dog trying to herd them from outside the fence) but we are trying to spend enough time with them so that they are a little friendlier as they grow up!