Spring piglets

Who needs May flowers? The glories of mid-spring in the Catskills: Technicolor-green grass, mud, and piglets.

Ulla Kjarval snapped this recent photo on her father's farm, Spring Lake Farm, just outside of Delhi. She tells us the mother is a large black Tamworth cross, and the wee babes may have a little Berkshire in them.

Ulla's father, Ingimundur Kjarval, recently started writing about grass-fed meat, direct-to-consumer sales and the life of a small farmer at www.healthymeat.org.