As many people know, my family has raised hogs for many generations. Dad sold the farm many years ago and we had raised them in barns for as far back as I can remember. These two facts meant that when I decided to get back into hogs on a pastured basis, I was basically starting over. I decided to obtain a breed of hog called the Large Black Pig. Not a very original name indeed. We set about with our fencing and feed program and got our first hogs, two sows and a boar. We have no plans to expand our hog operation to a great degree. I just like having them around and with sales of breeding stock, we don't need that many anyway. More about our pigs in future posts.