BigUn forgot to take off his nite cap when he got up this morning. It is very common and comical in the winter for the pigs to get up and walk around with a bit of hay on their backs as if they still have their bed cloths on.
BigUn Muscle Man Pose
He’s not a cute piglet like so many for the photos however BigUn is quite hansom in his piggy way. Broad shoulders, huge thick neck, biceps to die for and what a butt. He is a bit on the hairy side and has split ends. Those help him stay warm in the winter.
That six inch or so long tusk you see has grown since last summer. In addition to the portion you can see outside his mouth there is more than that length inside his jaw behind the gum line as shown back on this post. What we’re seeing there represents about nine months growth of tusk. Eventually the tusks wear through at the base from rubbing on their shorter top tusks and then the longer bottom tusks break off falling into the grass out in the field. I just noticed yesterday that Archimedes has lost his left lower tusk. I wish I had a way of harvesting the tusks, while the boars were alive, but I hesitate to get that personal on their dental work. They’re nice guys but…
Outdoors: 34째F/22째F 4″ Wet Snow most of the day
Tiny Cottage: 67째F/61째F