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.