Pig in a Poke
This little piggy is dining on cheese.
In a barrel.
It did get out.
I had my doubt.
The barrel had come to us full of cheese with the hole that big. When we put the barrel full of cheese out the hole was big enough. But pigs grow. Quickly. With all their hay, whey, water, cheese and treats they’ve gotten a lot larger. Where once the hole was a fine fit it now is a tight squeeze.
After the pig got done munching I had Will take the sawsal to the barrel and cut off the rest of the inner top leaving the ring so the barrel is structurally strong. Since the opening was now larger the pigs finished the cheese off faster. I suspect that the narrow opening was keeping out some of the larger growers.
When the barrel was fully empty it became a waterer for farrowing sows in the south field shed. Thus the need for the structural strength of the top ring. That barrel is now set 80% down into the ground. The warm ground. The ground is heating the water which helps to keep our winter water fluid. It isn’t quite ice free – we have to break a thin crust in the morning sometimes. But it does help.
Use and reuse and reuse.
Outdoors: 20°F/10°F 8″ Snow
Tiny Cottage: 69°F/67°F
Daily Spark: Conspiracy theorists are simply better at finding patterns in random data.