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  1. #1
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    Default Y'all ain't gonna believe this.

    I have pigs. They are grass-fed; they range freely in the pastures, get nice and fat on the acorns, and are turned into bacon in the fall. My pigs get pretty tame as I handle them daily. They have a mud wallow, a pig pool, a small shed filled with straw, and their own stall in my barn.

    All in all, a good life for a pig.

    I bring the pigs, goat and horses into the barn in the morning, and they loll about in the cool stalls until the afternoon.

    Pigs go in first. Open the gate, let them in the stall, close and latch the stall. Then Mr. Goat goes in his stall. Then the 3 Stooges (horses) go in theirs.

    I ride, do chores and whatnot throughout the day.

    Imagine my surprise when I walk down to the barn and there is a loose pig wandering around the barnyard. She sees me and runs towards me, grunting hello.

    Hmmmmm.... what is she doing out? Oh my - she must have rushed past me in the morning and dashed out the other door and I never saw her. Well well, jokes on me, pay more attention tomorrow.

    Next day, same scenario. Except this time I triple check that all the pigs are In Their Stall. Yup - all present and accounted for.

    I go down to the barn for evening chores, and am greeted by the same pig. A very happy, gregarious pig, who has spent God knows how long wandering the barnyard.

    I'm like -WTF?

    I triple checked everything. How did she get out?

    I turn everyone out and check the door - a regular stall door 4 feet high.

    THAT PIG JUMPED OUT OF THE STALL.

    I see some marks on the inside of the door, and a smear of dirt on the top of the door.

    She must leap, haul herself up and over the darn door, land, and enjoy the rest of her day.

    I knew pigs could jump. I've seen it. But this takes the cake. I'd really like to see her as she's escaping; maybe I can find someone with a webcam or something.

    True story. Swear to God. You could have knocked me over with a feather when I realized how she did it.



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    Well, then.

    Pigs have flown.

    The Sox won the Series...

    Screw the fundamentalists... I KNOW the End Times when I see them.

    InnisFailte Pinto Sporthorses & Coloured Cobs
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    Default OMG

    I would PAY to see the pig jumping a 4' stall door!
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    That is funny!



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    Default On to the State Fair !

    Too funny ~~~ pictures please of said pigs ~ especially the famous jumping pig ~ sounds like a STATE FAIR money maker to me !
    Zu Zu Bailey " IT"S A WONDERFUL LIFE !"



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    You could clicker train over jumps and make an agility pig out of that one.



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    Quote Originally Posted by pintopiaffe View Post
    Well, then.

    Pigs have flown.

    The Sox won the Series...

    Screw the fundamentalists... I KNOW the End Times when I see them.

    Oh yes! I knew this was coming when the Saints won the Superbowl!
    "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."



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    jswan... do these pigs have fun names as their predecessor, kevin bacon did?
    If i'm posting on Coth, it's either raining so I can't ride or it's night time and I can't sleep.



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    Know any deer hunters that might have a trail scouting camera you could borrow? The better ones will take video clips.

    They might not using them this time of year -- unless they're into turkeys or making fawn surveys.
    “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”
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    LOL! I would love to see that.
    Jer 29: 11-13



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    That'll do, Pig.
    "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

    Spay and neuter. Please.



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    Maybe she is trying to impress you with her hidden talents!

    Now all you need is a creative spider........



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    Agility Pig!!!!!!

    Too funny. The images in my mind....

    Very funny.
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    I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09




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    JSwan

    GREAT story. Out of curiosity, are these Large Blacks? Do you buy piglets and finish them or do you keep sows and boars and make your own...or...?
    Liz
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    So....


    Does this little piggy get a stay from the market?



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    Oh, good idea. I think my friend's husband has a motion activated one. Wonder if he'd let me borrow it. I'll see them Saturday and I'll ask.

    I'm dying to know exactly how she is managing to get out of that stall. And why. Boredom?

    Catersun - my pigs have no names but you are welcome to come up with one for this gilt.

    I googled to see if there was any information on how high pigs can jump and I came up with a link to a video of a pig jumping on a trampoline. Evidently I am not the only person with a creative pig problem.

    I wonder what the horses think of all this commotion. The Free Horse, as usual, is infatuated with the pigs.

    Waterwitch - I buy feeders and finish them here. I purchase the feeders from a neighbor. I've toyed with the thought of keeping a sow.

    Vindicated - Sorry but the pigs have been sold already.



    Quote Originally Posted by Frank B View Post
    Know any deer hunters that might have a trail scouting camera you could borrow? The better ones will take video clips.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    You could clicker train over jumps and make an agility pig out of that one.
    THAT I would pay to see! Or maybe a pig puissance jumper?

    Maybe she was trying to get out of the inevitable trip to Baconville? "Some pig"
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    .....when pigs fly....



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    Thanks, JSwan. I just spent part of my morning looking for pig agility vids and watching pig jumping vids on Youtube.

    Interestingly, not that it's relevant or that anyone is apt to care, but if you search for "weave pole pig", a bunch of rap videos come up. I'm not quite sure what to think about that.
    Jer 29: 11-13



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    Thumbs up On to the State Fair!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zu Zu View Post
    Too funny ~~~ pictures please of said pigs ~ especially the famous jumping pig ~ sounds like a STATE FAIR money maker to me !
    Our County Fair has racing & diving pigs, but no jumpers.

    JSwan I see your future assured with this showstopping act.

    No bacon should be considered for a pig of this talent!
    Perhaps an agent?
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