Actually, these pigs were so small we wondered if maybe they were someone’s escaped micro-herd of pet potbellied pigs:
Could be baby ferals too, but we didn’t see a sow lurking nearby. It’s a mystery.
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Clearly, it’s ISIS’s latest plot to infiltrate America.
If I might quote my uncle Euell; “Many parts are edible.”
Your yard doesn’t look all that frosty to me. BTW I am making my second batch of hard apple cider and first batch of hard panhe’ (made with green mangoes).
It’s not a mystery, it’s an incipient barbeque.
Had a great day so far, are no arguing about where to go for dinner. Too bad there just are not any decent places to eat in Chicago . . . .
peach flavored shampoo
Trying to ham it up, Betty? Sorry, just ribbin’ ya.
@peach flavored shampoo:
She doesn’t want to go into hock, particularly at the shank of the evening/
How are the baked beans?
@efgoldman: Much more likely to eat eggs or chicks over adult chickens. But they can cause quite a mess in the meantime.
Feral Swine Menace Frosty….
I’d go see that band.
Well, they’re your pets now!
Reminds me of the herds I’ve seen on Paines Prairie. Look like young ferals to me. Though they look a bit older than “piglet” stage, maybe the sow was killed?
Shame, shame on you !
@Schlemazel: Find a hole in the wall joint with a funny sounding name and a chunk of meat turning on a spit in the window. Then have a gyro.
@Prescott Cactus: @OzarkHillbilly:
The problem is that there are too many great places & not enough meals in our time here, its a struggle
1st world problems I know, I am bragging, not looking for sympathy.
@Warren Terra: I also noticed the previous post where she said it was not too hot to be BBQing.
I did come across an interesting idea here – the payout for wrongful death shootings by Chicago cops should come from the police pension fund & not the city. It seems that might break the blue wall of silence.
@Schlemazel: Head down to Betty’s. I hear she’s smoking a suckling wild boar they’d kill for in Brooklyn.
@efgoldman: My sarcasm detector is on the fritz. I blame the emotional budget talks.
@efgoldman: I was trying to be punny!
@JPL: We haven’t eaten the beans yet, but I took a taste to adjust seasoning, and they were pretty damn good! I put in two jalapeños instead of one, and that saved it from being too sweet, IMO.
@Schlemazel: I see that proposal a lot and I understand where it’s coming from, but it seems like liberals ought not to be proposing playing games with pension funds.
Besides, the union will just ask the City to contribute more if the fund is liable.
@Schlemazel: My idea was for police officers to be paid a standard amount, say $15 an hour for a 40 hour week, a bit more for overtime. They also get a monthly bonus award based on hours worked that month. The monthly bonus is paid out of a sinking fund i.e. the bonus depends on what’s in the fund and no more. The bad news for them is that all wrongful death payouts, abuse compensation awards etc. come out of that fund too. More claims, less clams.
So, Ramadi is about to be fully retaken from Daesh forces. Why is this not big news? I.e. if Daesh is an existential threat to the US and our way of life, isn’t everything about it important? Strange.
@catclub: Why isn’t it big news that the Republicans won’t authorize military force if ISIS is such a big threat? Because the existential fear is a sham that the media is happy to go along with.
@catclub: It’s the front page one very major news site. What exactly were you looking for?
Does BJer have a Prius wagon? Do you like it? There are a couple of wagons and regular Priii that I have shortlisted in my car search. Going for some more test drives tomorrow.
Site update question–Has your scrollbar changed? Mine hasnt gone away but the part I have to click to get it to scroll down incrementally has shrunk to a tiny point. If I dont locate my cursor carefully I end up clicking 10-15 comments down instead of just one. Win7/Chrome setup….
@Schlemazel: Hey now…..
Not any decent places to eat in Chicago?????
Dude! Chicago deep-dish pizza!
@raven: Good to hear. I caught GMA which mentioned ISIS’s setbacks in a somewhat passing manner.
Betty, your pigture was too dark so I lightened it up.
@Baud: Who has pensions anymore?
@OzarkHillbilly: Well, in that case, full steam ahead.
1969 was a year of angry movies. Both Medium Cool and Z had long runs at the movie theater where I was an usher.
@Baud: It’s Xmas weekend Sunday. Who cares?
@raven: Well, it was a story about ISIS, so it wasn’t like they were ignoring it altogether.
@Baud: Right, it’s carried but as far as it being some big earth-shakubng deal, that comes when one of those fuckers on a honda kills a bunch of Iraqi’s.
DUDE! THATS NOT EVEN PIZZA!! – every New Yorker on the site.
I love deep dish though I have never had it here in its home. What I get in Minneapolis is good enough for me.
Anyone here ever had Pizza Chena, sometimes known as Easter Pie? It might be the inspiration for deep dish but it has a top crust.
@mclaren: Deep dish “pizza” is an abomination and a joke perpetrated against all of humanity.
It’s delicious but it’s a casserole.
@NotMax: I was abroad at the time.
Hey now. That sounds dirty AF.
@Schlemazel: It’s just local stuff. I know lots of Italians who are not from Chicago who have no idea what Italian Beef is.
Isn’t that called a calzone?
@raven: Good Chicago Italian beef is amazing. Sadly, I didn’t get any this weekend. :-(
@henqiguai: Not if it’s round.
Oh, Italian beef, that may be lunch tomorrow – thanks for reminding me.
@raven: you were a broad? So, did you have the surgery? sorry, I love bad jokes
@Schlemazel: one hung low
The army sent him abroad but he came back a man.
It was the lead story on NPR’s Weekend Edition yesterday, and I know they’ve done a few other reports/interviews about ISIS’s increasing tenuous hold on cities in Iraq and in Syria.
They look like the feral pigs on Corsica that my goddaughter sent me pictures of.
@catclub: Poor Ramadi: given the way Daesh treats a population when victorious, I wonder what they’ll do in defeat/withdrawal?
Q: Can you describe Napoleon’s heritage?
So, a double-sized calzone.
Sauceless, so not really.
@OzarkHillbilly: Cops still have pensions.
In NYC, the uniformed workers have unions and pensions (cope, firefighters, corrections officers, and sanitation workers). Although the cops got a smaller raise than what they wanted from the City this past year. The cop union played a game and went for arbitration, thinking they’d get more that way but the arbitration panel gave them about the same as what the City was offering them. Bloomberg kept putting off the contract/salary talks and left them for DiBlasio.
Saw this rooster riding a Roomba & thought of you, Ms. Cracker.
@Starfish: Much better! I should make more of an effort to edit…
The Fat Kate Middleton
@OzarkHillbilly: I do! I do! (Happy dance, happy da … oh. My knee went out again.}
@M. Bouffant: I think that James is a hen, despite the name.
@Schlemazel: I saw a comment today claiming that Minneapolis is worse than Mogadishu these days because of (wait for it) Keith Ellison, claiming that his district is gerrymandered and he is something something something ground central for young men running off to join the Terrorists, etc.
If we start to get into a thin/thick crust debate, we’ll never get out of here!
Howard Beale IV
@schrodinger’s cat: Do you live where there is snow? I had a gen II Prius-only thing I had to do was to replace the auxillary battery. Prius’s don’t like snow very much-their traction control gets twitchy. The RAV4 hybrid is now out, and it only adds $700 to the base price.
@M. Bouffant: Surprised a chicken wouldn’t run away from something as noisy as a Roomba. And that he or she was in the house!
@Howard Beale IV: Yes I do live in snow country, specifically Massachusetts. I asked my friend from upstate NY who has had a Prius for the last 3 year about the snow question. All he said he does is put snow tires in winter and that is enough. Prius is one of the most common cars here in the People’s Republic.
Howard Beale IV
@schrodinger’s cat: If you’re going to flip for a dedicated set of snows then get the Nokian Hakkapiletta’s or if you don’t like changing tires then the WR G3’s will do the job nicely – the stock tires on the Prius suck-at least get the WR G3s (top rated high-performance all-season by Consumer Reports.) I live in the Twin Cities – the Prius is also a fairly common sight around here was well, but the twitchiness of its traction control was eating on my nerves and I needed more room to haul things around and AWD, so I got a RAV4 Limited.
@opiejeanne: I kinda thought that but “rooster on a Roomba” was irresistible.
@M. Bouffant: Yes, that does work nicely.