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Ham cam: A 24-hour live feed of nothing but pigs

Ham cam: A 24-hour live feed of nothing but pigs
A shot from the Ham Cam. (Modern Farmer)

Ever wonder what a pig does all day? Well, now you can watch a live feed of nothing but pigs, 24-7 with the ham cam.

In celebration of Pig Week, which is devoted to all things pig, Modern Farmer magazine has launched a ham cam. It's set to capture a 24-hour live feed of Fannie the Sow and her six offspring from the Pettitoes backyard farm in Warwick, Mass.

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It's not exactly the puppy cam, the camera that captures the lives of a group of adorable puppies all day as they play and nap. The ham cam looks at a caged area with a lot of hay, a little snow and a small house for the hogs.

The magazine has also previously launched a goat cam and a lamb cam.

"Several years ago I convinced my husband that it would be a good idea to raise American Guinea hogs, a small heritage breed that works well in a backyard setting," said Pettitoes farm owner Claudia Lewis. "I hope that the ham cam is a positive experience for folks, and though it is still snowy and cold, Fannie and her crew are a lively example of the wonders of backyard farming!"

So far we've seen a single pig walk around, and stick its nose in some hay, but the magazine promises a little action around 1 p.m. PT, when the hogs receive leftovers from the local pizza parlor.

Lewis has trained the hogs, who live just outside her backdoor, to respond to a bell. She says they will jump and squeal when they hear the bell, which usually means kitchen scraps or pizza leftovers are waiting for them.

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