Comments: Nuts!.....

Great story and well told - so much so that I read the parts about elastic band around the nutsack and and slicing "between the two orbs" with my teeth clenched and my legs pressed together. I damned near squealed too.

Posted by Jim - PRS on April 29, 2010 09:57 PM

Well done!!!

Posted by Yabu on April 30, 2010 07:54 AM

I'm on your Momma's side.

Posted by Jean on April 30, 2010 09:12 AM

OMG - your Sainted Mother rocks! And that was an awesome (and gruesome) story. Goodness!

Posted by Richmond on April 30, 2010 10:50 AM


I'm still digesting this piece... Good Lord.

Posted by Bou on April 30, 2010 03:00 PM

Rubber bands? Not on our pig farm. One guy held the pig (and usually got bit) and the other cut the nuts off with a dull scalpel. Took about 30 seconds tops. We might spray a little purple antiseptic on the wound afterwords if we had some.

Ahhh, sweet memories!

Posted by Jerry in Indiana on April 30, 2010 10:06 PM

Men are from Mars; castratos are from Venus.

Posted by Elisson on May 2, 2010 12:08 PM

Well told as always. Yes the farm life education was quite something…from the little gadget for applying the small rubber bands on the little lamb’s nuts to the clunk&crunch of the giant burdizzo for the larger bovines…the thought alone still brings tears to the eyes after 50 years!!! Legs tightly crossed!

Posted by John C on May 3, 2010 09:57 AM

I have knowledge of a farmer who both row cropped and raised hogs. One day he was in a pen with a brood sow and her little ones. He was grabbin' up the piglets and handing them to one of his hands who would vaccinate them.
It was a routine he'd carried out hundreds of times before but on this occasion the sow took offense and turned on him. She grabbed him in his crotch and in less than a second turned him into a eunuch. He damn near bled to death before they could get him to a hospital. Turn about's fair play I reckon.

Posted by Tbird on May 3, 2010 08:18 PM