Most people visit their local pumpkin patch a few days before Halloween to pick out a jack-o-lantern or two. We wait until the week after Halloween and collect truck loads of the pumpkins that are left lying in the fields. Why? Because the hogs love them! The pumpkins in the picture will likely last the pigs well into December. I feed them by throwing a few to the pigs each day. They hit the ground breaking them open exposing the mouthwatering flesh and delectable seeds. The pigs come running and eat the seeds out first. Then they eagerly devour the rest of the giant orange orb's flesh. This morning, however, they were a little more difficult to break open.Temps were in the mid-20's last night. They were froze up solid. No worry. The pigs can chew them open if they really want them. And believe me, they want them. It's just more fun for me to break them!
|Where to put them all. This year's growing pumpkin pile.|