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Pig in the Poke.....AGAIN
« on: October 10, 2015, 11:46:11 AM »
Even though it is still hot here, this morning I decided to wheelbarrow some firewood up from the shed.  I turned and WHAT?? 
 

 
This Pot Bellied thing was grunting at me.   Free bacon.  It turns out that our "down the street" neighbor had posted on facebook last week about her pig going missing.  They had recaptured it, but obviously there was still a "hole in the fence".   ;D

All is well except I lost half of tomorrow morning's breakfast.  ;D
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Re: Pig in the Poke
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2015, 12:14:13 PM »
A travelling salesman of agricultural machinery was on a three week tour through the hinterlands of Mississippi and was visiting one particular farmer. He was standing, alongside of the farmer, leaning on the corral rail - as he always did before pitching "the new line of tractors" - and looking at all of the farm animals in the barnyard. Seeing one particular pig, he said: "Say, that sure is a fine hog, but, you know, I have never seen a pig with one wooden leg before." The farmer said: "You see, that there pig is one valuable animal, I can tell you. That there hog saved my life three times."

"The first time was about a month ago. My wife fried potatoes for supper, just the way I like them, and left the frying pan on the stove. About midnight or so, the pig must have smelled the smoke, but be broke out of his pen, butted the house door open with his snout, woke us up and we got out of the house just in time."

"And it wasn't but two weeks later and I was mowing on the back forty and I tipped the tractor over and it pinned me under the rear wheel. Gas was leaking out of the tank onto the hot manifold and that pig must have heard me yelling, because he broke out again, ran up to me, saw what had happened, ran to the neighbor, got help and the neighbor came with his tractor and pulled me free."

"And just last week, I was leading the old dairy bull out to pasture, and he raised up and pulled the ring out of his nose and, quick as two shakes of a dog's tail, he knocked me down. He jumped on me and straddled me with his horns and was about to gore me, when the old pig heard what was going on, broke out again, ran up, got a firm hold on the old bull's tail and I got away."

Having heard the explanation, the salesman said: "All well and good, but that doesn't explain why that hog has got a wooden leg." The farmer replied: "Well, in a way, it does. A pig like this is way too valuable to eat all at one time".
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Re: Pig in the Poke
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2015, 12:22:13 PM »
Well DanG.  I coulda whittled out a peg leg for this one.  I could have still had breakfast and da lady could have gotten her pig back.    food6  :)
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Re: Pig in the Poke
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2015, 02:31:41 PM »
Everybody needs a cute pig laying on the porch.  Glad I'm not everybody.   :D

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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2015, 04:22:55 PM »
Did you push or pull the wheel barrow Magic?  ;D

Good story Jeff.  :D
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Re: Pig in the Poke
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2015, 04:26:44 PM »
That pig was lucky you found it or it found you. I started moving firewood up to my house today also and all I found were 4 baby mice in a nest that were to small for the grill. :)
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Re: Pig in the Poke
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2015, 05:43:31 PM »
Did you push or pull the wheel barrow Magic?
Actually I did try pulling the empty wheel barrow and it did not work for me.  Just ain't right.   :-\
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Re: Pig in the Poke
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2015, 08:35:57 PM »
not much bacon there  :D  you must be one of them there good neighbors they talk about  ;D I hope you don't take them to court cause there pig was on your land  :)

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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2015, 09:42:47 PM »
MM: You might want to think twice before you wipe your nose with that glove! :o
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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2015, 09:58:14 PM »
All that pig lacked was an apple. Maybe a small apple.
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Re: Pig in the Poke
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2015, 12:17:00 AM »
Several years ago a rancher lady I know, that has owned a pretty good size ranch for lots of years brought a pot bellied pig to my shop and ask if I knew what the thing was. lol
One of her bulls was playing with it, by hooking a horn under it and throwing it in the air, way up in the air, so she rescued it thinking at first it must have been a javalena. lol
She penned it and we later heard of a neighbor several miles away that had lost it. lol
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Re: Pig in the Poke
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2015, 12:27:16 AM »
Did you push or pull the wheel barrow Magic?
Actually I did try pulling the empty wheel barrow and it did not work for me.  Just ain't right.   :-\

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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2015, 07:38:49 AM »
Ham and eggs.....Chickens were involved, Pigs were committed.  ;D
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Re: Pig in the Poke
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2015, 08:25:48 AM »
This porky had crossed a creek and traveled about mile.
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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2015, 09:53:33 AM »
mile? Must of heard there was a nice neighbor across the creek.
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« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2015, 09:30:08 PM »
Jeff - I love a shaggy dog story.  I read somewhere that a variant of that story was Ronald Reagan's favorite joke.
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Re: Pig in the Poke.....AGAIN
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2015, 01:17:45 PM »
Yup, da Porker came back this morning.  I was unloaded the cant hook, etc. from the truck to finish sawing the Red Oak logs at my next door neighbors when I heard that grunting behind me.  Surely not, but yup, there it was.

I finally grabbed a front leg and put it into one of the flea market crates, but not before the other front leg did a number on my hand.  Pig hoofs are sharp!!  Surely messed up my morning.   :-\
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« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2015, 01:45:02 PM »
Oh Oh!! here comes another pic..   ;D 8)
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Re: Pig in the Poke.....AGAIN
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2015, 02:10:48 PM »
I thought about it, but there are some things that just don't need pictures.  I could substitute the "toes" picture if that would be OK.   :D
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Re: Pig in the Poke.....AGAIN
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2015, 07:19:39 PM »
I may have rooted (pun intended) out the truth in this pig situation.  I learned that they were keeping it on the back screened in porch.  I went and talked with the pig's owner to tell her that I had captured it.  She said, "oh it is out again"?  She was sitting on the back porch, so of course she knew that it was out.  She asked if I wanted it and that she had been trying to give it away.  It is still outside in the crate.  If she does not come and get it, the crate might get "knocked over" in the morning.  Da pig has to go.
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« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2015, 09:13:03 PM »
Eat it...
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Re: Pig in the Poke.....AGAIN
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2015, 09:19:44 PM »
That is certainly my suggested option.   ;D
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« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2015, 10:07:06 PM »
A good side dish to your chicken crispins.  Maybe piggy chitlins...  ;D
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« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2015, 11:51:37 PM »
MM, are you sure that pig isn't Arnold Ziffel from Green Acres?

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Re: Pig in the Poke.....AGAIN
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2015, 07:45:26 AM »
Could be, but his name is "Bacon".  No joke, that is his name. 

The neighbor came and got it last night...again.  Hopefully this time it's gone, but no matter because if it comes back I will do nothing.   ::)
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« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2015, 11:16:34 AM »
I think he likes you and appreciates the good neighbor he has  ;).  One of my recurring nightmares is that dad gets back into raising hogs, no joke.

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« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2015, 07:54:10 PM »
A good side dish to your chicken crispins.  Maybe piggy chitlins...  ;D

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Re: Pig in the Poke.....AGAIN
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2015, 09:19:57 PM »
Sandhills, I am with you, brother.  We raised hogs when I was growing up.  Looking back, we raised hogs poorly.  Very inefficient and very labor intensive.  Nightmare stuff for sure.
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« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2015, 09:31:58 PM »
One of my recurring nightmares
I am having reoccurring thoughts.
 

 
Of a meal that got away.
 
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Re: Pig in the Poke.....AGAIN
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2019, 06:08:16 PM »
My turn!

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« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2019, 07:52:36 PM »
Good for you getting that video.  That is the exact grunting noise that "my" pig was making.  

This is actually surprising/alarming because all of these years I have assumed that the Pig Roast pig came from the meat market.  Looks like you are expecting a smaller crowd this year.  :D :D
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« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2019, 11:08:48 PM »
The pig for the roast, all but two years, have been 4h fair pigs. :)
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« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2019, 07:12:59 AM »
So how does this one taste? ;D :D
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« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2019, 09:20:09 AM »
Magicman I've seen a lot of people on here have saw dogs you could have a saw hog. Jokes aside pigs eat snakes so they are good for more then just Bacon. Of coarse Bacon still tops the list.      

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« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2019, 03:04:57 PM »
A young couple came climbing the hill across the road from my place yesterday afternoon, asking if I saw a pig. They live right at the bottom of the hill. I told them yes, but he had left, going back over the hill towards home  He took off when he saw me get the dog leash. That pig knew what the dog leash was. The owner said, yup, he does not like a leash! :D
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