Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Happiest Pigs in France

Isn't it sad state of affairs when raising pigs in a decent environment is NEWS? 

(Follow this link)  The Happiest Pigs in France

Last year we raised pigs for the first time.

We named them Ham and Lucky, but as they got older we couldn't tell which was which.  For their living area, we fenced about a quarter of an acre of  a field that contained some small trees (they pretty much decimated the trees) so they could run around.  Pigs love to run around if they have the chance - and they're fast!  They had a run-in shelter to go into to get out of the rain and they had a big bed of straw to sleep in there at night.  We fed them a good pig feed with no funky additives (I checked the label and researched all the science-eeze) and we gave them lots and lots of vegetables.

They lived a very healthy life before they left for freezer camp.

Pigs eating tomatoes.

Pigs eating corn.

The chickens get in with the pigs and try to steal food.  

Pigs eating their feed.  Their rooting noses turned this area into a sloppy mess, but they love wallowing around in it!

Although I grow lots and lots of wonderful vegetables, I just couldn't resist this quote(!):  

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.  ~Doug Larson

1 comment:

  1. Love the quote! You can always cook the vegetables with bacon :-).