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Spotlet wtih bow
Spotlet, born June 24, 2019

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings."

–Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking Glass and  What Alice Found There (1872)

Lebanon, Oregon. Slice of heaven.
Cougars, coyotes, deer, turkeys.
American Guinea Hogs. Kune Kunes. Cats.

Pigs Can Fly Ranch

News

Tiny and Tiny Jr.

Tiny and Tiny Jr.

By Nancy Hildebrandt | June 9, 2020

Besides the 12 piglets that were born to Flower and P2 in early April (see Extended family), about a week later a new piglet appeared in the lower pasture where the herd had been separated from the two sows. I came to realize that one of the smallest members of the herd, a teenager who was…

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Sunbathing on Day 6

Extended family

By Nancy Hildebrandt | May 5, 2020

Another first: two sows farrowed on the same day, April 3. The first, Flower, has a lot of experience but never has more than three piglets at a time. The second, who I call P2 because she’s the daughter of my first kune kune sow Princess, farrowed for the first time and had 9 piglets!…

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InterimGeorge snd Market finishing off

The cycle of life

By Nancy Hildebrandt | February 8, 2020

I took two pigs to the butcher in January, to be greatly enjoyed by friends/customers. In this instance, these are the first two of my butchered pigs that were born and raised here. Much as I enjoy and love my pigs, they are very much a part of a cycle of life for me. As…

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Pigs eating a pumpkin

Pumpkin soccer

By Nancy Hildebrandt | November 9, 2019

Quick how many pig expressions related to eating can you think while you watch this pumpkin fest? This was a GIANT pumpkin brought by two friends from their farm.

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Tammy and piggies

Another visit from Tammy

By Nancy Hildebrandt | October 22, 2019

Tammy came in October to see the piggies again. There are lots more piglets since last time she came, though they’re growing fast. I also got a new scratcher in the meantime.

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Clare the pig whisperer

The Pig Whisperer

By Nancy Hildebrandt | September 29, 2019

There’s currently a preponderance of smaller pigs: besides one boar and two sows, there are 6 teenagers and 11 piglets. They are heritage breeds, so all of them are pretty small as pigs go. Yesterday there was a rather large group of people here for a gathering, and there’s a natural inclination to go where…

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