Bucket Pig

Peek-a-Boo Pig in a Bucket

Now that winter is officially here eight new litters of piglets have been born this week just in time for Christmas. I expect we’ll see a whole bunch more before the week is done – perhaps right on Christmas day.

This little guy was a kitchen pig, one we brought in for a little while as he wasn’t doing so well. He disagrees, now, and says he’s ready to head back out. He keeps popping up to the top of the five-gallon pail and peeking out at us.

Outdoors: 27°F/13°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 66°F/59°F

Daily Spark: When I’m worried and I can’t sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep. -Irving Berlin

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3 Responses to Bucket Pig

  1. Julia says:

    Awwwwwwww! Those little feet!

  2. Farmerbob1 says:


    I have to wonder if your farm is still in a situation where saving a few kitchen pigs a year is worth it. I suspect that labor has shifted around to accommodate all the extra chores associated with the butcher shop. Your children are getting older and are certainly capable of a lot of work they couldn’t do, even a few years back, but again, that butcher shop has created more work for that greater number of capable hands.

    Are kitchen pigs still happening, or have you given Darwin a freer hand?

    • Yes, we still do kitchen pigs. I give them the opportunity to recover and live. Kitchen pigs get subsequently tracked as meat pigs and never breeders so Darwin still has a completely free hand. If they wouldn’t have survived I don’t want them to be breeders. This way Darwin gets to have his cake and we eat it too.

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