Gloria and Honey live on at Eastbrook
Our organic saddleback sows have to work VERY hard! Imagine up to 12 small children crawling and scratching all over you just to get fed. This happens for 8 weeks, twice a year, for each sow. We have 200 of them now, all descended from the original pair, Gloria and Honey, gifted to Helen more than 30 years ago
We’ve tried other breeds along the way, but the saddleback, says HB, does everything you need an organic pig to do—great mothers, gentle with their piglets, good strong legs and feet, don’t care about the weather, gentle with staff and visitors, live long and productive lives. Some as old as 13/14 years. Much better than 4/5 years in a hot smelly shed?