However, I do not like LIVE PIGS....
They are SMELLY, (I am holding my nose shut with my fingers just thinking about it)
NASTY, (the sight of mushy mud and other stuff they walk around in comes to mind)
UGLY (even a mother pig could not love that face)
and they are NOISY.
We had pigs when I was just a little whippersnapper. We even raised a pig on our farm (after my hubby's retirement from the Navy).
Oh, let me tell you about that, if I haven't already!!
He was driving home from work one day when he saw this little piglet trotting along behind him right down the middle of this country road. He got out, put the thing in the back of the pickup and stopped at every house within a mile of there. No one had pigs. So, naturally they hadn't lost one. What to do?
He brought it home, put it in a vacant dog pen, fed it... for months and months.... until it was a Big Pig. And, then we had bacon, plenty of it, too. It surely was good.
I now live near Smithfield, the home of Smithfield and Gaultney Ham, Bacon, anything that grows on a pig. Do you buy Smithfield products? Just asking, not selling.
So, I am back in PIG COUNTRY.
I have a few PIG pictures I'd like to share with you. What's a blog post without picture? Huh?
Smithfield has several iconic pig statues decorating their lovely little town.
This very fat little ceramic pig I saw in a Ham Shoppe, where else?
In the same shoppe I saw these wooden boxes advertising Ham or Bacon. I can't remember which.
This sign I found on Pinterest. Isn't it a hoot!!
Murals on a wall in Smithfield.
I am hooking up today with Murals. Let's all visit them and see if there are any more pig murals? Betcha Not.