Brutus the Hog – Wordless Wednesday

This is Brutus the Hog. He is a heritage breed Tamworth pig. We met him on one of our trips to a local farm to purchase turkeys. His owners said he climbs into his water trough every day to do this (see photo below) and makes a ton more work – because the trough has to be washed out every day rather than weekly or however often the farmer deemed best. We thought it was hilarious that Brutus did this.

Brutus the hog in a trough_edit

Brutus the Hog_edit

Then what does our cow do a week later? Yes, Miss Moo climbed in her 25 gallon water trough and cracked it! Argh! Those stock tanks are not cheap. Thankfully, we had purchased ours used, but still they are hard to come by in good shape even when purchasing them used. So she now has to use her hay bucket for water.

My husband is interested in raising some heritage hogs. They are really fun to observe. Not sure at what point we’ll get to raising hogs but thinking of all the bacon we’d get from a hog makes our mouth water!

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  1. Wow, raising hogs? That will be interesting.

  2. Tammy says:

    That is one big hog – looks like he has a penchant for relaxing in the tub!

  3. Donna says:

    I LOVE that first pic! He is huge!

  4. Mellisa says:

    Oh man, Brutus is HUGE!

  5. Okay that is seriously funny to see a huge hog like that inside a trough lol

  6. Colleen says:

    LOL hey he just wants to make sure he is clean.

  7. Stefanie says:

    Poor thing…he’s probably hot.

  8. Jeepers he just barely squishes into that trough.

  9. Angela says:

    A hogs gotta do, what a hogs gotta do to keep cool. :)

  10. Shell Feis says:

    He’s so cute- and so BIG!

  11. LyndaS says:

    My goodness – he is such a big boy!

  12. Lisa says:

    Love this pic!

  13. Kathleen says:

    Awww. I don’t blame them, it has been so unearthly hot lately. I love Brutus!

  14. OMG!! Brutus is so freaking big!

  15. Leilani says:

    Whoa! That’s a huge hog!

  16. HilLesha says:

    I guess he’s trying to keep cool – don’t really blame him with this heat and humidity! :)

  17. Seriously, all is see is delicious bacon. It’s amazing how big they get!

  18. Lolo says:

    He is kind of cute!

  19. My dad had pigs for about a year when I was a child — he was primarily a cattle farmer — and it was NOT fun, lol. They are so smelly.

  20. Toni says:

    That is one big hog!!

  21. courtney says:

    My uncle did it for awhile but now he’s strictly poultry!

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