While growing up in Michigan, my parents and their friends would roast a pig for big parties. I mean, who doesn’t love a big pig roast?
No? Not everybody does that? Hu… No, I don’t believe that. You’re gonna love this idea.
In an effort to think outside of the box and consider ways to feed approximately 100+ people, I decided that a pig roast would be a great idea! We wanted a less formal reception and it sounds like a pretty good way to save some money, too.
Doing my due diligence, I ask my next door neighbor where to get a whole pig from. I also asked him how big we needed and how much he thought it would cost to get one big enough for the reception.
After agreeing to find me the info I require, he had a suggestion.
Why don’t him and his buddy just go out and “trap a boar hog, cut his nuts off and feed him until your party.”
I’m sorry, what?
We live in a neighborhood. With neighbors. Right next door. And a homeowner’s association. With rules. This is a very bad idea.
So I start asking questions…
Me: Where would we put it? There are laws against farm animals in back yards.
Him: It’s not a farm animal.
Me: You’re right. But there are also laws about keeping wild animals!
*He just laughs*
Him: We could probably keep it at my buddy’s house.
Me: Wouldn’t it taste gamey?
Him: Nope. After feeding it grain for a couple of months, he will be fine.
Me: Okay. Figure up the costs of raising a wild one versus just getting a regular pig.
Him: This is a regular pig!
Me: You know what I mean…
*I’ll keep ya posted! Haha!!*