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  • 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.


    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.
    Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
    Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
    -Rudyard Kipling

  • #2
    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

    Bits are like cats, what's one more? (Petstorejunkie)


    • #3

      I would PAY to see the pig jumping a 4' stall door!
      Beth Davidson
      Black Dog Farm Connemaras & Sport Horses
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      • #4
        That is funny!


        • #5
          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 ! "


          • #6
            You could clicker train over jumps and make an agility pig out of that one.


            • #7
              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."


              • #8
                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.


                • #9
                  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.
                  The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
                  Winston Churchill


                  • #10
                    LOL! I would love to see that.
                    "I did know once, only I've sort of forgotten." - Winnie the Pooh


                    • #11
                      That'll do, Pig.
                      "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

                      Spay and neuter. Please.


                      • #12
                        Maybe she is trying to impress you with her hidden talents!

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


                        • #13
                          Agility Pig!!!!!!

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

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


                          • #14

                            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...?
                            Ainninn House Stud
                            Irish Draughts and Connemaras
                            Co. Westmeath, Ireland


                            • #15

                              Does this little piggy get a stay from the market?
                              "The Friesian syndrome... a mix between Black Beauty disease and DQ Butterfly farting ailment." Alibi_18


                              • Original Poster

                                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.

                                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.
                                Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                                Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                                -Rudyard Kipling


                                • #17
                                  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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                                  • #18
                                    .....when pigs fly....


                                    • #19
                                      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.
                                      "I did know once, only I've sort of forgotten." - Winnie the Pooh


                                      • #20
                                        On to the State Fair!!!!

                                        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?
                                        *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                                        Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                                        Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                                        Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015