Baconseed Update

I haven’t talked pigs lately. They’re growing so quickly! I know with only 7 of them there aren’t that many interesting happenings with them, but they’re still in their cute stage so I thought you all may like some pictures!

Our little squealers are very friendly, much to my dismay because I am NO pig farmer. We purchase them from a friend who also has 3 little kids. While our kids were there picking out piglets he taught them how to get the piglets to come up to be hand fed. I was cool with this at 35 pounds. At nearly 90 pounds I’m starting to get creeped out a little.

Snuggled up feeding the piggies.

Snuggled up feeding the piggies.

Sometimes the father of the tribe doesn't help the situation...

Sometimes the father of the tribe doesn’t help the situation…

One thing about pigs is they’re smart. Too smart somedays. Like the day we came home and they had escaped by finding a loose board to pry open. We briefly had free range pork that afternoon.

Our pigs have one weakness, milk. They saw the truck pull up and knew what it carried for them. We feed our pigs waste milk, when they saw their pail they came running! Easy catch thank goodness!

Milk does a body good, even if you're a pig!

Milk does a body good, even if you’re a pig!

The pigs eat grain for the majority of their diet. This makes sure they get all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals they need. The milk is just an extra treat that helps plump them up a little faster. Here’s a few more shots of the bacon seeds in their natural habitat.

If you have an itch, you have to scratch it...

If you have an itch, you have to scratch it…

Some thing had caught their interest. They're so nosey!

Some thing had caught their interest. They’re so nosey!

I can’t guarantee they will still be cute with the next update. We are quickly leaving the adorable piglet stage and just becoming big, stinky pigs. The only thing the pigs have up on the cows is they are little bacon makers!

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