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Friday Favorite: Pigs

May 23rd, 2014

I must admit, after having pigs last year we LOVE piggos. ¬†They’re so much fun to have around. ¬†Last night we picked up this years piglets from a farm not too far from here. You might remember my post about visiting Mary at Bean’s Corner Farm back in the winter.
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This big buy is the sire of our piglets this year. We stopped at the farm last night and picked up two little piglets. They are so small, much smaller than last year because their mom is half guinea hog, which is an old small breed of hog. Their mom is also half Large Black hog, which is a friendly hog that does very well on pasture.
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We went to the farm around 7 and picked out our piglet, one black and one red one. I’ve always loved red pigs, they’re so cute! Into a BIG dog crate they went and we were on our way. Who knew 13 years ago when we bought this crate for the resident Chiots it would be hauling piglets home.
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Mr Chiots grabbed the little piggies and moved them into the little enclosure we had set up for them. Boy can a little piglet squeal and kick!
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Hopefully by this weekend they will have warmed up to us and I will be able to get some great photos of them. As soon as we put them in their space they started rooting and turning up the grass – just what I need. I have a large area I want them to work up for me this year, hopefully with them working all summer I can finally plant my hedges next spring!

What’s your favorite farm animal?

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