Not literally. Nothing like that. In the old days on the farm, we’d use a spray can of indelible (and psychedelically garish) coloured paint to mark the pigs to show if they’d been wormed or de-tusked. This however is somewhat different.
I wanted a suitable new design to use on this site and Val is now in the process of producing various plates to print off her own take on The Pig.
I’m busy writing up more history words in conjunction with Brian Codling and it’s becoming a bit of a marathon, albeit a labour of love.
So, as a sort of stop-gap for all you porcine fans champing at the bit for further updates (and with thanks to to the hugely talented and generally all round awesome artist, Val Littlewood), here’s a great illustration from her that you can use to become more aware of the various locations for all those bits & pieces of a pig that you’ve eaten (if you’re a vegetarian, you can skip rapidly past this — and most other — sections of course).
Courtesy of the hugely enthusiastic, incredibly knowledgeable, very helpful & delightfully informative, Brian & Sylvia Codling at Rectory Reserve, we spent a morning looking around the rolling Wold hill-side pens, being sniffed at, snorted & drooled over and generally enquired of by some of the 70-odd fantastically friendly Mangalitza pigs living there.