"This should go in Humor...."
For a recent anniversary, I gifted my wife with a Mulefoot hog. We named her Ermine, after my grandmother.
Ermine was raised at Rock Creek Mill and Heritage Farm in Argyle, Wis., by Mike and Valerie Rock. We visited Ermine several times, bringing her greens from our garden. Later, we ate her. She was delicious.
Forgotten breeds like the Mulefoot are celebrated at Cochon 555, an annual event where local chefs prepare pork to pair with beverages, usually wine.
Cochon 555 was held earler this month in the Blackstone Hotel. It’s an excellent opportunity to sample how pigs taste when they’re raised on small farms, free to romp, wallow at will and lead relatively normal piggy lives (which, of course, end badly, but at least they get some good times).