Good Eats!

The pigs are loving the restaurant food scraps. Garlic bread, baked potatoes, fettucini alfredo, ravioli in tomato sauce, zesty garden salad, even the occasional lobster shell — yum! Weekends are the big jackpot, when the restaurant is busy and the bucket is full.

The pigs are big enough now that five can’t fit around the rubber trough.

Inevitably someone is squeezed out. There are a piercing squeals of outrage and lots of jostling.

The clever ones dash in, grab a treat, and back off to munch while their siblings are still wrestling in the tub.

I am mulling over how to build a bigger trough. They sell heavy-duty commercial ones but I feel sure I ought to be able to come up with something cheap and sturdy.

I wouldn’t want one or two pigs to “hog” the food!


2 Responses to Good Eats!

  1. Jessika says:

    You need to get a welder to cut an old propane tank in half length wise. The ones that are skinny and about 4ft long. We’ve spent money on various troughs had wooden ones ripped apart eventually but this propane tank/trough has lasted years! We’re using it right now with our 4 feeders and its perfect size. We picked it up free on the side of the road.
    I love the wild colors of your pigs!

    • adkmilkmaid says:

      What a great idea, Jess! Today I will ask my friend who collects (and sells) scrap if he has an old propane tank! If so, I will take it to my new friend the welder in town. Yahoo!

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