I loved all of my breeding Guinea Hogs at Broad River Pastures, but Summer Thyme was the offspring of the first two Guinea Hogs I ever met. I was invited to meet Bacon’s August, 2013 litter on September 2. The little “bacon bits” were only 3 days old. So Yokeley’s Summer Thyme was my first “favorite.” I always referred to her as my favorite sow, because she had such a sweet and gentle temperament around people and her offspring were often early floppers.
Summer Thyme was less patient with her peers. She was definitely the dominant sow in the pasture. Being over five feet long and of ample girth at age four, the other sows respected her. Summer’s breeding is heavy on Setty/Celesky bloodlines with a smidgeon of Biggers Arthur in there. She is solid black with no white markings and I don’t recall her every having white marked piglets. She did have some litters with red highlights. One gilt turned bright red at around seven months, then faded back to black before being processed.
Summer Thyme is currently living with Shannon Engelhart.