Pigs eat so much that there should be a phrase that only describes how much a pig eats. Something no other animal can use. Something like "Gosh. That homegrown bacon better be good. Because this is costing me a fortune" would probably be sufficient.
So when the opportunity for pig food supplementation comes around, you jump at it.
Or rather, you sit down and mash at it.
This, dear farmish friends, is a pallet of "smoked blueberries."
Doesn't that sound fancy? Like something you could put on a menu at a posh restaurant in the cities and pay extra for?
Well, that's what I tell the pigs. (They actually are smoked blueberries because they were exposed to a small fire while being shipped and couldn't be sold.) And they were free. FREE.
Pigs eat a lot, remember?
Oh, the things we do to save a buck feeding the pigs. We open up all these containers of fancy smoked blueberries and dump them in an ice cream bucket.
We pick out the super charred blueberries and mash the rest. It's like making wine...with less awesome results.
When the mashing is done, we stick all the buckets in the freezer.
There were a lot of blueberries on that pallet.
We successfully filled an entire chest freezer with blueberry mash for the pigs.
Because you know, pigs eat a lot. And I mean a lot.
The pigs have informed us they absoultely love the blueberries. So much, in fact, that I'm slightly concerned the bacon might end up with a bluish purplish tint to it.
Wait. Bluish Purplish Bacon. Now there is something we could sell at a posh restaurant in the cities... :)