Ezra can be identified by the “quizzical” look on his face, as though he always has his eyebrows arched upwards. He has a nearly perfect shape to his face and ears, like a pig you’d see in a cartoon. His home is on Solsbury Hill with his brothers Ezekiel and Aberdeen. They can often be seen together grazing in the late afternoon, like old men gossiping over afternoon coffee.
The “North Carolina Boys” were a group of very rare survivors from the flooding of Hurricane Florence in 2018. When the Category 4 storm caused torrential rain and flooding, factory farm pigs were locked in the barns to drown. Our North Carolina boys were swept out of their prisons by the flood waters, and eleven of them were sent to live here in Tennessee. Factory farm males are typically slaughtered at 250-300 pounds, but our boys have been allowed to grow into their full maturity, which now has them all over 700 pounds. The largest of them is Eli, who is 960.