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The wild boar business is booming in Texas - Jul. 14, 2017
Conquistador your stallion stands in need of company
And like some angel's haloed brow
You reek of purity
Procol Harum. 1967 - a very good year.
We skipped the light fandango
Turned cartwheels cross the floor
I was feeling kinda seasick
But the crowd called out for more...
Their debut song - the same year.
Hong Kong: Saw the all-too-obvious Chinese-British divide. Interesting that everyone saw Americans as being in a separate category.
Montreal, for Expo: Witnessed the French-English divide. Americans again seen as different.
Couldn't find U.S. cigarettes in Montreal. Or at Expo. Except...at the USSR pavilion which sold Marlboro. I wasn't about to defect but I did appreciate that. ;-)
Popular Canadian historian Pierre Berton referred to the Centennial as "the last good year" in his book 1967: The Last Good Year.
Yes - it was a good year. There were many Centennial Projects, including Expo.
There were many more Centennial projects at the Provincial level, including the Ontario Community College system. The campus where I am right now is one of those celebrating its 50th.
Back then I could (and did) find American cigarettes - but I knew where to look. There was an International smokeshop downtown. I didn't like most American smokes, but made an exception for Camels about twice a year. I used to buy French Gauloises and/or Gitanes once in a while (what a poser I was!) and English cigarettes - Churchman's, etc. on the rare occasion I could afford them.
I quit them ALL 40 years ago - Oct. 31, 1977 to be exact. Thank goodness! Now I have adult grandchildren I might not have even seen!
If 19th-century Americans could virtually exterminate the bison, from horseback or train, with six-shooters, I'm sure that today, the hogs can be completely exterminated, now that AR-15s, balloons and helicopters are in the mix.
I understand the damage the hogs do, but it still gets to me, when a huge number of animals is killed and no use is made of most of them - food or otherwise. I know, I know - it's certainly not the first time.
Calling it "boar" in the US is of course misleading. There were some boars both from Europe and Asia introduced into the US, and domestic hogs will interbreed.
None in the picture appear to be pure boars. No long hair, lower hind quarters, no large tusks.
They are significantly larger, yet just as wild and opportunistic.
Wild hog is a huge problem and it is growing, specially for farmers and homesteaders.
A domestic pig will go "wild boar" (feral pigs) in very few generations. It is actually quite amazing to see a "boar" just to find out granny was a domestic pig.
Few thing are common all across - bacon, pork chops and such.
The wild boar in Catalina Island have little tusks and meaner than hell!
And footballs -- and pigskin gloves etc. Yeah! I don't eat pork, for one reason - I don't like it - but a pair of those gloves -- or maybe a briefcase. Now you're talkin' ! :smile:
My wife's uncle killed a boar. He skinned it and made a pig roast. The meat was good!
It just needs to be in the Family of Suidae, it can bless you with delicious dry rubbed ribs. Mmm.. mmm... mmm... Some nice, tangy collard greens and some sweet corn bread for side and I am all set.
That's pretty much what we had. For some some reason, fresh killed meat tastes better than the stuff you buy at the grocery store already frozen.
Man shoots mammoth 820 pound wild hog in his front yard | AL.com
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