Meeting With My Constituents

Every time I walk through the pigs’ pastures, they congregate around me, scratching their backs on my legs, chewing on my boots, and just generally getting in the way.  Younger pigs are leery of humans, but once they get into the 150 pound range there is a noticeable change in their ratio of fear to curiosity.  Younger pigs will wander over to sniff me and then bolt away, but older ones will stick around for scratches behind the ears.

At this time of year it is fine and fun, but there are situations in deep mud or snow where it become precarious to have 4000 lb mob of pigs bumping, nibbling, and shoving from all sides.

Here’s a short video of them visiting with me.  They were on good behavior today.

4 Comments on “Meeting With My Constituents

  1. Well that’s a perfect video of farming with respect for animals. I’ve been struggling so much and in the verge of being a complete vegetarian/ vegan , because of how disturbed I am over the treatment of our animal food sources.
    Thank you for renewing my faith in animal farming!
    Keep up the great work you are doing the universe thanks you !

  2. They are adorable!!! And very quiet! Would you have a recording of their calls? Been trying to decipher them as much as I can. I have a boar that ‘talks’ to me in a way different from when he ‘talks’ to Trevor or strangers. Later I realised it was a courting call lol!

    • No I don’t, but I’ll have to see if I can record their vocalizations. I’ve noticed changes in pitch and tempo in rooster calls, but I’ve never been able to discern special messages in pig calls.

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