Pig Tails

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© Karen K Smith
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Photo Info
UploadedMay 20, 2009
TakenMay 16, 2009
Exposure1/400 sec at f/13
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length66 mm
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It seems that 2009 is the year I’ve been dragged back to the land, kicking and screaming. My husband decided to raise feeder pigs again (we have 12, that’s right 12 little piggies). All but one is already sold so I guess that is a good thing. Four more months of feeding them out, well they are cute now and great photo ops. He also decided that WE were growing veggies instead of buying the share in a local farm. I like buying a share in the farm. Paid my money and picked up a great box of veggies for 20 weeks every summer. No weeding, no getting dirty, no watering..ahhh life was good. His lack of employment for the last year and a half has changed many aspects of our lifestyle. I kick and scream less and less everyday as I watch the pigs grow and water rows of heirloom seeds.

Canon Digital EOS Rebel XT
aperature: f4
exposure: 1/400 sec
focal length: 66mm
ISO: 400

34 responses

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (20 May 2009):

    Karen, your story is so great. That is the back to basic lifestyle that my husband and I are talking about.(except he is older than me and will be retired when I still have 10 or 15 years of working ahead of me. The only difference is he wants to raise fighting rooster! Love this little piggies butt.Cool shot!

  • Martin E. Morris

    Martin E. Morris (Deleted) gave props (20 May 2009):

    Excellently composed image Karen.An interesting story,parts of which could be repeated in many households.I wish your husband (and yourself) much luck in the future!!!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (20 May 2009):

    Very interesting story which like Martin said is probably repeated in many homes!! Excellent photo!! I love it!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (20 May 2009):

    Wonderful story and a winning pigs tail shot. I think piglets are adorable.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (20 May 2009):

    A really cool photo (and story)! We saw a truckload of pigs one time on I-70 and all you could see was snouts sticking out the holes.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (20 May 2009):

    You should do a photo essay on these piggies, and include your story. I love the way you composed this one!

  • Donna Weston

    Donna Weston gave props (20 May 2009):

    I think this shot is great!

  • dp *

    dp * said (20 May 2009):

    Too cute. My wife wants to install an above ground garden so we can plant our greens and vegies. I know who will be the care taker...I feel your pain. But on the other hand nothing quite like fresh from the garden. dp

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (20 May 2009):

    LOVE IT!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (20 May 2009):

    You are living our dream. I know it is rough at times but you will gain so much more. I also think you should do a photo essay on this experience. Keep a journal. Love the Pig tails too!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (20 May 2009):

    i really like your story and the shot, and i agree with Susan, a photo essay maybe?

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (20 May 2009):

    I really like your photo and your story...Excellently done!

  • Benny R@mirez

    Benny R@mirez gave props (21 May 2009):

    cool shot!!

  • Olivier Scher

    Olivier Scher gave props (21 May 2009):

    Great find !

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (21 May 2009):

    I vote on for a photo essay too. This is a great shot and your story is becoming more familiar all over.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (21 May 2009):

    Dear Karen, I ditto for a photo essay, I am sorry that things are hard now, but you guys are really pulling your way. You will have lots of work but lots of rewards too; I look forward to seeing your veggies as well as the growing up of your piggies! Super shot by the way, very creative angle. Hang in there friend and good luck in all that you do!!!!!


    JOE FAILK gave props (21 May 2009):

    Cool Shot!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (21 May 2009):

    Wonderful shot,,just love it..

  • Allen Freeman

    Allen Freeman gave props (21 May 2009):

    You really are back to nature! Cute tails!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (23 May 2009):

    Twins cool.

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (23 May 2009):

    Definitely Twins & enjoyed your words!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (23 May 2009):

    Love it!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (24 May 2009):

    I love this shot Karen! It is priceless, and I love the accompanying writing...

  • Susan Campbell

    Susan Campbell (Deleted) gave props (24 May 2009):

    LOL.....this is so funny Karen.....great capture.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (24 May 2009):

    Love this - definitely would be great for twins theme. Sometimes taking a step back in the end really puts you two steps ahead!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (25 May 2009):

    AWEsome, shot [yes to "TWINS"]!! ...great title ...great text!! How resourceful you are!!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (29 May 2009):

    Classic and soooo cute! Rob is right about twins...these would be perfect for that theme.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (29 May 2009):

    Too cute!

  • David Baker

    David Baker gave props (1 Jun 2009):

    Great..........Cute shot Karen!!!

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (16 Jun 2009):

    Nice shot, I used to go to the day old bakery and they would give me a basket of bread which the my pig loved. He loved pies more. He was such a pig!

  • Jeff Kovach

    Jeff Kovach gave props (22 Jun 2009):


  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (19 Aug 2009):

    One in a million (assuming they had not agreed to pose . . .)!!!!!

  • Cee Matos

    Cee Matos gave props (17 Sep 2009):

    Creative Title...fits just right.

  • Kimm

    Kimm (Deleted) gave props (24 Oct 2009):

    great story, great pigs! aweome

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