I saw this on AOL and had to laugh. Back when the pot-belly pig fad was in it's infancy, I got a call from a lady who live on Capitol Hill. Just blocks from the White House. She had bought herself a little teeny pot belly pig. . .. . and she adored that pig. His name was Mr. Cato. But. . . he grew and grew and grew and 250 pounds was just a memory when he came to my farm. He was destroying her townhouse and furniture on the hill and she was looking for a place to board him. He was actually a fun pig, but it wasn't long until he began to roam the neighborhood, as far as a couple miles into the nearest town. There was no stopping him, and after a few fines by animal control the owner purchased a property in WV where she took him to live and had someone local care for him when she was in DC.
Just yesterday a long time animal acquaintance called me to see if I wanted or knew anyone who would like some free PB pigs. Has two litters and no one wants them! Not even for free. I told him not even to talk into my ear. . .. . neither did I. I would think there would be someone willing to take them and raise them for meat. Wouldn't the meat be tasty?
My question too. Did you raise it for meat yourself? Pork is tied with cow as my favorite meat. I am puzzled why he cannot find a market with someome who woukd raise to eat.
i had not raised a pig for years and then during a full moon saw a local ad for a couple of Berkshires. Got the bright idea to let them free range. The hay man crossed the field with a load of hay he was bringing in and said he now understands why feral pigs in the south are such a problem. Pigs are now penned pigs and I should be hog-tied too every full moon. Judy
There used to be a country vet about 45 min from here. Didn't make house calls, but would see your lg animals if you could get them there.
He had a beautiful place. Way, way out. And if you got there at the right time you could see the "herd" come up from the valley. He had one or two of everything. Horses, cows, sheep, goats, tiny donkeys, and trailing the bunch - one old pig. LOL That fellow had to really move to keep up with everyone. But he did! It was so funny to watch.
The meatballs were good, my first time making them. I'll have to adjust the spice a little next time. The meat was very tender. We got the PBP from a petting zoo that was shutting down and raised her for about 8 months. (we were up front about what we were going to do with her)