Wednesday, January 28, 2009
How can you not love pigs?
That is what I think every time I look at our pigs. So often I find myself calling over whoever is in earshot to look at how adorable they are at that moment. Sometimes it is when they are all in a pile sleeping, even at their current size (around 160 lbs, except for Revere who is near 200lbs.) Our vet, Alison was over today and as she entered their pen, they were sleeping all curled up together, a few opening their eyes to check her out. "They are incredible," she said. "It is like Charlotte's Web and they have such shiny, beautiful coats."
Then there are pigs in the snow. Ok, anything is beautiful in the snow. Our Tamworth pigs eat snow, dig for any other treats that might be there and just wander about. And they love to be scratched behind the ears or the belly. My game, to see if I can get a pig to fall over, because he/she is in a scratching trance.
We do raise pigs for meat, but we also enjoy them while they walk our little piece of earth. We give them a good life, and they give back.