Can you believe its that time already? It seems like only yesterday that we stuffed these four boys into the back of the Scion Xa and welcomed them to their new home. They were so little then. I remember thinking how cute they all were and how hard it would be when the time came for them to be butchered. Over the past months they've grown amazingly fast considering they were raised mostly on bread, kitchen scraps, and whatever was growing in their pasture- with a bit of grain supplementation just to be sure they were getting enough calories.
Knowing that four more lives have been sacrificed for us and our family is a hard reality to face, and I'm not ashamed to say that I shed a few tears even now as I write this. Life is a treasure and I am honored to be a part of it for every being on our farm. I feel we honor their memory at every meal, giving thanks for the life that has passed so that we may continue on. Again, we are given peace by the knowledge that we gave these pigs far better a life than most ever see. But the passing of a life is never easy and despite my readiness for today, in a way, I mourn the loss.