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October 2012

[caption id="attachment_2172" align="aligncenter" width="364" caption="Picture from http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SuperHero"][/caption]   So my theory is that growing up, we all wanted to be superheroes. You know the ones - Spiderman, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman. I think that every kid growing up thought about that one special super power that they would like to have, and then started idolizing one or two superheroes who they really could relate to or dreamed of one day becoming.   Of course you KNOW my favorite superheroes had to do with pigs :) I was a fan of Super Pig - or, the better-known Japanese version Tonde Boorin. When I was a kid, I would watch everything I could get my hands on that involved either Super Pig, or his lesser-known superhero buddy, Spider-Ham. Superheroes and pigs all in one? Sign me up!
[caption id="attachment_1984" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Picture from www.theburkscompanies.com"][/caption]   Pigs are very social - more social, in fact, than most people expect or are ready for - so if you're planning on getting a new pet and are thinking about adopting a pig, you're sure in for some fun!   In a lot of ways, pigs can be somewhat similar to dogs in that they are trained and respond better when you are a clear leader and master of them, or else they end up spoiled, poorly behaved, and in some cases, aggressive. A good idea to consider at the start is getting two pigs instead of just one, as their social nature and energy needs will allow them to keep each other company and have fun.
There's a lot of stuff going on this October, including our one-year anniversary a couple weeks ago. I turn around, and BAM! Halloween!   This is one of my favorite holidays, and for good reason. It's the perfect day of the year to accessorize with porkin' great ideas and costumes - and I would know!   Last year, I went to Halloween as a Ninja Pig. Yeah, that's right, a ninja pig! Now you see me... now you don't! You know I had to deck out my costume with curly pigtails, and of course a bright pink pig nose. Because every good pig ninja dresses in all black to hide while its stalking people, only to rock the bright pink pig nose, too! ;)  
[caption id="attachment_1960" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Picture from Loveless Cafe @ http://www.lovelesscafe.com/2012/09/28/news-of-global-bacon-shortage-is-hogwash/"][/caption]   So you may have heard about it , there's a bacon shortage out there! Just a few months from now, there will be no more bacon in all of America, and all you bacon lovers are completely out of luck when it comes to bacon and ham!   Right?   Well... no.   There are changes coming up in the pork industry, but there's no shortage that will turn into scarcity or anything worse. So for all you worried pork lovers out there, that European study released this summer was wrong; we are not facing a complete pork shortage and we will not stop selling pork in the next few months. Quite the opposite will take place, in fact.   However, all is not well in the land of pork. There's a serious drought happening in America right now, and while there won't be a bacon shortage, prices of bacon and pork products are going to rise pretty substantially in the next year, perhaps by as much as ten percent.