Plantation life takes on new meaning in Liz Tucker s delightful memoir of the days when her young family lived at Limerick Plantation, near Charleston, South Carolina. Even if you weren t raised on grits, the stereotyped vision of the antebellum South of white-columned mansions, mint juleps and Rhett Butler is eclipsed as we romp through a time described by Liz as a delectable slice of life when each day bubbled with excitement. Liz invites you to join her at Limerick to enjoy story after story of her young and eccentric family, which included her husband, a.k.a. The Saint, her four individualistic children and constant guests, who looked on in amazement as a seemingly unending cast of wild and domestic critters congregated on The Patio. In addition to the eponymous Pig of the title, Wilbur (until he s the main attraction at a barbecue), there are coons in the cupboards, cows in the cornfield and calves in the doghouse, plus the usual golden retrievers so necessary to a lifestyle where duck hunting was why we were put on this earth! The author muses, These stories are only a few of the many adventures that centered on our madcap days at Limerick, where we thought we lived a somewhat normal life . . . just in the country. We ll leave that to the reader to decide.