All New Pig Handle
If you’ve been following my blog for long, or even not so long, you know that I do a lot of work in the genetics of our pigs, maintaining multiple breeding lines, selecting for more teats, ribs, longer legs, bigger shoulders, good temperament and about three dozen other criteria. What you probably didn’t know about was my pigs with improved handling characteristics like the one shown above that comes with built in side handles which are very handy during sorting and moving pigs around the fields.
Reclining bucket seats, backup video system and quadraphonic stereo are in the works. Eventually I hope to recreate wooly mammoths…Imagine the six foot long tenderloins!
Outdoors: 39°F/73°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 66°F/62°F
Daily Spark: At the end of movies they say that “No animals were harmed in the making of this movie.” I wonder if the film industry follows the same humane animal handling rules as USDA inspected slaughterhouses?
Gagging just a tad…but what IS that?!
That is a handle on a pig. Very handy. Very seriously seriously handy. It is a loop of skin. Quite strong. Soon we’ll be able to grow pigs in the shape of shoes, suitcases, wallets, footballs and all sorts of things! Later I may try growing horses with saddles and bridles already on them… And maybe tuna fish that grows pre-sliced into steaks and sushi. The possibilities for engineering new and useful animal products are nearly endless! Wait until you see my bat wing umbrella!
And here I thought it was September, not the beginning of April! Silly me ;o)
Keep up the good work Walter, we love reading about the escapades on your farm!
PS, did you ever find out what happened to Romula ….
No news is usually good news, but I haven’t stopped worrying….
Sadly, she has not shown up.
You’re right, I thought it was the wonders of PhotoShop, or an interesting (mis)alignment of something during photographing. Did it extend completely to the outside, with fur on it and all? Very strange indeed! Probably not of much good in the wild, as it would have gotten hung up on things in the woods. Did it seem to bother the pig?
It is a complete loop of tissue. Looks sort of like an extra tail that comes out of the back and goes in again but it has no bone in it. Pig grew to finish size so I would call it non-lethal.
I’m hoping she’s on a “walkabout” and will turn up eventually.
I thought of saving this for April 1st but then you might have thought it was a joke. This is real. It’s a real pig with a real handle on it’s back!
Walter, break it down to my level please. That photo isn’t a pig (or hog). Is it an actual carcass, or an artist’s or computer rendering (sorry about this pun) of such.
That is a skin-on section of loin from an actual pig. It has a loop of flesh. Not sure why. Mysteries of congenital (d)ef(f)ects… I still have the section of skin I took off the loin in the freezer. Not sure what I’ll do with it… :)
Really enjoyed seeing you post again. I imagine you are really really busy with the business but I have missed your posts. Pig handles. Imagine that . lol
Thanks for the encouragement! It has been a busy year. I have some back posts that I haven’t finished on things from the winter, spring and summer that I hope to back release later. Perhaps winter will give some time to write more. :)