Back to the start

I’m outside this morning pruning  80 apple trees.  Just came inside for a cup of coffee and some sugar…here’s a two-minute clip that will make you think :

I’m dedicating this blog post to my friend Kristina and my pet pig Winston.

Winston was our free range pet pig.  She was over 650 pounds by the time I had to tell her goodbye.  If you’d like to read more about how we came to have Winston, be sure to  check out this post

Here’s a few random facts about pigs, you might not be aware of..

Pigs are one of the most highly intelligent animals in the animal kingdom, right up there with dolphins, chimps and elephants.

Pigs are VERY social

Contrary to what you may have heard, pigs are not “Stinky”  Sure if you confine them, and don’t properly  take care of them they will get to smelling..(but so will you) ;-)

The reason pigs love mud is because they don’t have sweat glands, so they like to find a nice pool of water,  to stay cool in the heat.

Well, it’s time to get back to work.

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4 Responses to Back to the start

  1. Kristina says:

    Waaaa, don’t make me cry! Loved that pig and love you guys!!

  2. emjayandthem says:

    That is one big Porker! I agree with you – they’re very intelligent. Growing up on a mixed farm, it was the pigs who could find an open gate or weak fence, never the cows, and sometimes the horses. And the pigs were the hardest to round back up … why? Because they remembered all the escape routes.

    Free range has such a nice sound to it – those are some happy pictures :) MJ
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    Nice to hear from you MJ She was a big happy porker…. DM

  3. Daisy says:

    Aw, Winston was a beauty and a lucky girl. :)
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    Yes she was! we were bud’s :-) DM

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