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September 2017 - Yard Pig

Month: September 2017

The Ubiquity of Bacon And Other Observations

The Ubiquity of Bacon And Other Observations

Bacon has a long history of killing would-be vegetarians.  This weekend at a wedding reception in Connecticut I, without thinking, plucked a bacon wrapped scallop from a tray and had the delicious morsel poised for consumption when I stopped, stunned by the power of bacon, and tried, without success, to continue my conversation with a …

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Barrows and Gilts

Barrows and Gilts

Thus far I have not referred to my pigs with proper pig terminology.  Female pigs who have not yet had piglets are called gilts.  Once they become mothers, they are sows.  Male pigs are boars, but castrated males are barrows.  When Nathan delivered my pigs a few months ago, I believe he told me that …

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And Then There Were Twelve

And Then There Were Twelve

Trout, one of the pigs here for the summer, was always game for a belly rub.  She’d amble over, stretch herself out, and wait for attention with her eyes closed, a picture of relaxation and trust.  So it was curious, yesterday, when she and Truffle were shipped back to their farm of origin, that her …

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