Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Pig as a Battery

On our farm, we think of Frank our pig as more or less a battery.

The purpose of a battery is to store surplus energy produced at a given time for a later period of scarcity.

Frank eats excess food from our plates, gardens, etc. that would otherwise be immediately perishable. He converts this into meat and fat and stores it for November (his scheduled demise) when other food sources will be scarce for us.

All is as it should be.

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