Monday, January 25, 2010

Pigs Before Swine, or Bacon


It's hard to believe that these porkers have really, well, porked up since I last saw them just a few weeks ago.  Jeff Brunty, of Brunty Farms, now has six pigs.  I teased him that he should name them Bacon, Sausage, Pork Chop, etc.

According to this 'five reasons pigs are more awesome than you post at The Oatmeal', pigs learn their names quickly, so I think Jeff just decided to call them all "Pig".

I didn't have my camera with me when I last visited.  The ground was snow covered and they were all huddled inside their straw house.  Jeff lured them out with some eggs so I could get a look.  I even went in the pen.  Today, uh, not so much on wanting to go in the pen.  As you can see, it's now a PIG pen.

They've got a pretty large area, which is fenced with an electric fence to keep them in, and the other critters out.  They've made short work of eating all of the weeds, and foliage, including the remaining pumpkins from the former garden, and generally turning the entire area into a muddy mess.  Jeff is going to move them over to fresh territory soon.  I may try and get back over there before it goes all mud again.




Let me tell you, trying to get a good photo of six hungry pigs during feeding time, is no easy feat.  The largest one seems to be especially fond of Jeff, and likes to have her belly rubbed.

So here's a few, including one showing the fat snowflakes that started falling and cut my visit short. 



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