Thursday, October 25, 2012


 We get thousands of pounds of fruits and vegetables a week, and it's always interesting to see what the pigs select out of the pile.  They have a wide variety of things that they can eat.  One of the really surprising things that I would not have picked is squash. 

They really like squash. 

Here they're eating a "sweetmeat" squash; I noticed a knot of piglets tussling over something, and I walked over to see what they were eating.  They were busy biting hunks of of it, and then taking mouthfuls of the crisp orange flesh. 
When they finally got into the center, they stopped eating the flesh for a couple of minutes to suck up every single one of the squash seeds.  Once those were gone they went back to the meat.  To get to this particular squash they ignored pineapples and pears and other things. 

With these kids you don't have to work very hard to get them to eat their vegetables.  I think they pick a great diet out for themselves. 

1 comment:

sheila said...

Squash/pumpkin seeds are a natural wormer. High in protein too.