Thursday, December 30, 2010

just pig


Blogger Northern Farmer said...

Pig is cool.

If we expand our livestock I'd probably go for pigs too.

December 30, 2010 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

I don't know how you're going to manage it... she's too cute. I'd never be able to eat her.

December 30, 2010 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger Sylvan said...

You'll probably erase this but I must say that you have fallen flat on the naming of the pig. Not up to your usual creative par I'm afraid. Dumb name, very dumb.

December 30, 2010 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

I like it. I call her JP.

I never erase comments, by the way. The only people who erase comments are the people who write them, or the comment's author. If I ever erase a comment it will say "removed by blog admin" But it would have to be borderline hate speach for me to do that.

I also named her Pig because of what I read about the culture's changing view of animals as food in Pollan's Omnivores Dilema. There he explained that long ago a dead lion or deer was not seen as an individual. All lions were Lion, all deer were Deer. Seen as part of a bigger picture, an avatar that meant danger or food. But today we see animals, even food animals, as pets or individuals. I liked the very old fasioned idea of Pig. She is one beast, but is also one of many animals of her ilk who will meet the same end: a plate.

December 30, 2010 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger jim said...

still like "sweet Pea" she is an awful cute gal

December 30, 2010 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger Tiffany Jewelry said...

Why is the pig always eating??Wishing you peace, joy and happiness through Christmas and the coming year.

December 30, 2010 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Hmmm...I dunno. You may call her Pig, but you also call her Good Girl! I believe you will slaughter her, but I'm looking forward to your reflections on how that feels when the time comes. Are you going to be part of the process, or will you send her off to a processor?

December 30, 2010 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

I am going to have a professional do the kill, bleed out, and gutting here. Then I'll take the meat to be butchered and smoked at a professional establishment. I found a few local guys who do this for a living, and will make an appt to deliver her to the smoke house soon.

I am interested in how I will react as well. But I think I will remain composed. I'll find out. I am growing more attached than I thought.

December 30, 2010 at 9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love "just pig". So cute!

December 31, 2010 at 1:27 AM  
Blogger Hayley said...

Pig is too cute to eat. There I said it. I am sorry.

December 31, 2010 at 3:28 AM  
Blogger Sylvan said...

Definitely no hate here - just a differing opinion, but still luvs Jenna!

December 31, 2010 at 6:31 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I grew up with raising pigs, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and ducks. The video made me really miss those days feeding and caring for them. Hope your new year will exceed all your expectations.

December 31, 2010 at 6:59 AM  
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December 31, 2010 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger M.B.Walker said...

I tend to think that greater attachment to our food and where it comes from can only lead to better food, better life- etc. We've gotten so far away from it that so many people can't stomach the idea of killing something to eat it, but will happily purchase meat that's been killed for them- w/o a thought as to the circumstances wherein that meat was raised. You at least, in caring for the animals you eat know that they had comfortable lives. And when I say caring, I don't mean only feeding them and keeping them alive. I know you hear this a lot ( or at least I read others telling you), but you are inspiring; simply b/c of what you do everyday. One day- when I'm not married to the Army- ONE DAY, I hope to do something very similar. At the very least I can work on my knitting while my husbands away.
Also- you have an NPR voice. As in, I can imagine listening to you speak on the radio.

December 31, 2010 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Meredith A said...

hmmm the difference between pig and Pig in Gregory Maguires books would have you thinking twice before slaughtering her!

January 3, 2011 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger treehuggers kitchen said...

Loooooove videos of the farm!

January 4, 2011 at 9:09 AM  

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