134: A pig for Gibbs

I cooked a whole little 30 pound pig Saturday for Gibbs Knotts and his wife Stacy and daughter Whitney, all of whom are leaving our mountains for a new home in Charleston this month. His dad (the pig's, not Gibbs's) was a Berkshire Boar, and his mom was a Berkshire and wild Russian boar mix. According to Daryl Talley of Trillium Farms Natural Pork, his Grandmom was the first wild boar sow legally taken from next-door Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the European variety introduced by the Vanderbilts for hunting.   I'll let the pictures tell the story...

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I use this blog to chronicle certain aspects of my life near the Smokies. I'm building a cabin. I kayak. Sometimes I bike.