The Pig Swing

Alas, today's factory farming of pork precludes such luxury treatment.
     Posted By: Paul - Thu Mar 27, 2014
     Category: Animals | Farming | Technology | 1960s

What's written on that woman's back in the very last scene?
Posted by Alex on 03/27/14 at 10:02 AM
BA... from top half, but it makes more sense than Ono's art!
Posted by BMN on 03/27/14 at 10:51 AM
" ... With the rocking bed, litter size increases from average of nine to thirteen ..."

So, if a couple had a swinging bed, would they increase the chance of multiple birth? What about a waterbed? (Yes, I still have one of those.)
Posted by KDP on 03/27/14 at 10:58 AM
@Alex it says "JOE IS MY DREAM BOY" best I can make out! :lol: :coolsmile:
One of her friends played a practical joke!
Posted by Tyrusguy on 03/27/14 at 11:14 AM
Happy animals make for better meat. Well known for ages. Of course, it does make it more expensive, as well. Still, for that special occasion, it may be worth it.
Posted by Richard Bos on 03/27/14 at 11:31 AM
@KDP: Me to! Wouldn't be without one!

When you're a crofter the difference between 9 and 13 piglets per litter could mean the difference between eating and starving the coming winter.

Anyhow, IIRC, the problem with large litters is keeping all the piglets alive and not becoming food for the mother pig sow.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/27/14 at 12:13 PM
IIRC... They were trying out water beds for dairy cows and maybe farrowing sows?
Posted by BMN on 03/27/14 at 12:33 PM
Do all British pig farmers go out to the barnyard in coat and tie?
Posted by Frank on 03/27/14 at 03:22 PM
@Frank : Maybe not all dressed that way but the missing teeth is pretty much standard for Britain
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 03/27/14 at 03:35 PM
The piglets are soooo cute!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/27/14 at 08:02 PM
Swine on over to this site, Patty and get your very own teacup pig. Which, could/should be a subject for this site one day.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/28/14 at 12:31 AM
They are adorable Expat!! Pigs are very smart so they make good pets. Just be careful, my sister was given a potbelly pig and told it was a small one. Um, no, he's 300 pounds but they love him.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/28/14 at 09:33 PM
@Patty : I'm still waitin' for the bacon on that piggy. And some ham, smoked pork chops, etc ... I know a good butcher and smokehouse nearby you. I will love him too in every bite. The cornbread and sides are on us.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 03/29/14 at 01:40 AM
You're a barbarian, BD! Where in the @[email protected][email protected]#$ is MY invite?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/29/14 at 01:50 AM
patty: For a pig, that is small. A real porker can be the size of a smallish cow, except with stumpy legs.
Posted by Richard Bos on 03/29/14 at 09:33 AM
A real farmer would have a fit if someone was to smoke in his barn.
Posted by Omar Schmidlap on 03/29/14 at 06:46 PM
Oh I know they get big Richard, but this one was supposed to stay the size of a mid size dog but the people lied to my sis. There are small potbelly pigs bred to be pets.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/29/14 at 08:22 PM
KDP, that's not what he said. He actually said they used to AVERAGE 9, and now they are UP TO 13. No one can accuse him of false advertising.... :>

-Cougar :{)
Posted by Cougar Allen on 03/30/14 at 10:39 AM
I'll make sure you get an invite Expat. Maybe you can combine it with one of our new festivals. It was great. Booze and bacon - Can't go wrong.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 03/30/14 at 05:37 PM
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