Taking some liberties with the prompt.

Taking some liberties with the prompt. A castle for the spirit

Schweinchen im Genuss

When I want to switch off quickly and get my world's priorities in order, I visit my neighbour's menagerie of goats, , emus, alpacas, chickens, geese, ducks, one last ram and miniature donkeys. The four pigs all answer to the name "Grunzele" when I call them. Grunzele is a term of endearment, like "tiny grunty". And there is hardly anything more cosy than a lying lazily in the sun. I could watch them for hours!

Went with the obvious reply to the prompt.

The supply of meat increased by 4% to 1.48 million tonnes in 2022

Celebrity Pigs

Fertilisers Price Index down by 45.0% in the year to August 2023

"And then I says to him, I says..."

For animal hour, more pig racing (with British commentator, LOL). Amazed it took me so long to run across this.

Dreamed a pig auditioned for American Idol and sang an old showtune called "I Love You Just a Little Bit." He was pretty good

Einige fragten mich heute nach dem groen Bild mit dem Flgelschwein von heute Nachmittag. Das ist lngst verkauft, aber ab und zu vermehre ich die Flgelschweinfamilie, auch wenn ich nur noch selten klassisch gerahmte Formate mache.
ABER: 1 Paar handgemalte winzige 12mm--Flgelschweinchen in rosegoldfarbenem Echtsilber sind noch da auf
FediArt MastoArt

...falls jemand heute ein wenig Schwein gebrauchen kann, ich hab da schon mal was vorbereitet.

More ... Pig racing! (with a British commentator, LOL)

Important local news

Sweet Pickles.

Lie lies
and porkie pies
Across the North
The Pink Pig Flies

The Evening Post, 6 Oct 1923:
That the spread of wild pigs is becoming a serious matter in the back country is amply borne out by a settler who resides in the North Taranaki district, about 12 miles from Aria. The farmer engaged two men with dogs to clear a 1500-acre block of land, which was over-run with pigs and in seven weeks accounted for 900 Some of the pigs grew to a tremendous size

Last week's and report surprised analysts, several of whom were calling for the smallest populations in six years. Instead: a slight year-over-year increase as a result of a record 11.61 pigs saved per litter rate this summer.

's hog population as of Sept. 1st was slightly higher 3.4 million, buoyed by a four-percent jump in the state's pig crop.

The Midland region had the largest growth rate in Agricultural Operating Surplus, up by 51% (+107m) to 317m in 2022

Pig appreciation post, on the little work break ride.

Plastic Frog says he is so tired of being pushed more products to pay for when you're already paying to use the existing products as is. But he is grateful for open source alternatives.

Maria Klass-Kazanowska, 'Wild pigs in the forest' (1897)


Today I started in the miniatures workshop,
And installed handles to the tiny tool boxes.
Then we went out to The Trafford Centre,
Bought books and clips.
Then went down to Chorlton,
And bought more books,
And had lunch.
Back in the miniatures workshop,
And painted the tool boxes.
Did caretaking,
And some admin.
Checked on Parents,
Dad has been in bed all day.
Checked again after dinner,
Dad thinks it is morning and time to go shopping!
Chatted a lot on Mastodon,
And updated some hash tags.
Watched a bit of YouTube,
But tired now.

Animals on heads, levitating dog, happy pig wants belly rubs, twerking elephant shrews, and more.

Rescued Pigs Killed By Authorities At Italian Sanctuary

Some pig

It's mind-boggling how many animals get slaughtered for human meat consumption every single day.

From the Pew Research Center-

Area under cereals down 5.8% in the 12 months to June 2023

characteristics of the first with the G4 eurasian avian-like swine virus in Province, , Chi J Prev Med.:

The number of pigs slaughtered between January and August 2023 fell by 9.7%

Italy culls tens of thousands of pigs to contain African swine fever

culls tens of thousands of to contain African swine fever The Guardian

Actually, .

This is a Red Wattle Hog in a pen with a couple of Hampshires (I think).
Red Wattles (notice those fleshy appendages on its neck That is a breed characteristic. They have no known use) are a heritage breed.

Pig was at Common Ground Country Fair, in Unity Maine.

In Bombingham, the police are still at it.

just for the sake of

Gps maps