New pigs arrived

We arrived home with three weaner pigs this afternoon. They are destined to be bacon, ham and salami in about six months. Names haven’t been decided on yet but they will be suitably food-related so we don’t get too attached.

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Tonight they will stay in the stables (in their little straw house) and tomorrow they’ll go to their new home, free-ranging in our wood lot.

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Here they are discovering the feed trough.

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5 Comments »

  1. wellreadkitty Says :
    14 March, 2009 at 8:58 pm


    Awww they are so cute!!!!!!!!!!!! And I am sure there is a direct link between how sweet they look and how good they taste :P :P

  2. mrspandamuffinpants Says :
    15 March, 2009 at 1:05 am


    After giving much thought to the piggy naming discussion yesterday, I volunteer the following:

    Charcuterie
    Trichinosis
    Qur’anic

    OMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM!!!

  3. Piers Harding Says :
    15 March, 2009 at 6:05 am


    Are you taking suggestions for names – “Two fat Hams” ?

    Cheers.

  4. Patti Says :
    16 March, 2009 at 8:45 am


    Awww. They’re adorable! Good luck on not getting too attached; I couldn’t do it. But I do seem to be capable of letting someone else do it. Mmmm, bacon. :P

  5. Suzanne Says :
    28 November, 2009 at 5:18 pm


    Very cute :)

    I want pigs! But we don’t have anywhere for them, it’ll have to be planned. One day we’ll get some … nom :D

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