Keep a Pig

HT @val_littlewood for this image that gave me pause for a few seconds.

It comes from the the Imperial War museum and is sub-titled, “Join or Start a Pig Club”.

© Imperial War Museum

The home farmer shown looks so like my father — dead for a number of years now — but a committed pig farmer for nearly 20 years of my life and a veteran of WWII. And in another strange twist, the Small Pig Keepers Council was located at Southampton Row, London, just a few doors down from where I used to work back in the 1990s. A small chunk of personal history encapsulated in this wartime home propaganda image.

The strangest things remind me of you Bernie. I miss you.

And alongside this image is one that is still very germane today and on a subject that I’ve talked about on more than one or two occasions on this site.

© Imperial War Museum

About Salute The Pig

Charcuterie, smoking, curing, brining and all things porcine. Brought to you from deepest, darkest Cambs, England by Chris Bulow. In the smoker or in the kitchen….

Salutate porcum!

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