So SweePea had her babies yesterday. Scott and I were there for the whole thing, helping. Scott was the Midwife. I was the Assistant to the Midwife. I watched over the babies and rubbed that enormous tummy, and kept the babies pulled back in a quick jiffy if SweePea needed to move. She ended up with six in all, 2 girls and 4 boys. Somehow … Continue reading Midwife to a Pig, and Assistant to the Midwife
The animals have a large area to roam, but they really like to be walked by one of us. Here, Benjamin is walking the pigs and the goats. In the first picture, SweePea is getting really close to Ben, hoping there might be an apple or something in his back pocket. She’s the cutest, sweetest, 800-lb animal we have ever been around. Still, you want … Continue reading You Got Something in your Pocket?
Scott just loves this picture of a proud, happy, baby pig sunning himself in the mud! Continue reading Sunning Himself in the Mud
Our animals are so happy. Scott takes such good care of them. He takes them for walks every day. Continue reading Out Walking the Field with the Animals
It was so much fun to bring all the pigs home, SweePea and her whole litter. They are adorable running around out back field. Continue reading The Pigs Like Their New Home
The pigs were born on Election Day 2012. Scott got to race out to Sue’s farm to help deliver the babies. Continue reading Pig Babies are Born
This was in April of 2012. We would spend most of the summer waiting to get everything in order to bring her to our farm. But we knew right away that she needed to be with us! Continue reading The Day we Met SweePea
There she is – in all her glory – checking out her new pig pen that we built out of an old skateboard ramp we took apart board by board (actually Joe did last summer) from a tree job my husband did. Oh – that was such a fortuitous job – because we did a partial trade for the granite sink we just put in … Continue reading The Pigs are Home! The Pigs are Home! Sweet Pea’s Finally Here!
Let’s be clear. We are talking about an actual pig named SweetPea, and the eight babies my husband helped deliver last night. The boys and I stayed home and watched Election Results for a little bit, had dinner, and read stories. Bean fell asleep. He’d had a big day. Then a text alert from Facebook popped up on my phone saying that my candidate had … Continue reading Election Night, Civil Dialogue and a Mess of Pigs