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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

Heavy rain on the way

Life ends, life begins

By Nancy Hildebrandt | May 21, 2019

It’s been a while since my last post. Winter ended with a bang here: over a foot of snow for over a week in February and March, then suddenly some sunny warm weather, then a few days of torrential rains and bad flooding of large rivers like the Willamette, then very warm sunny weather for…

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Piglets outside with Princess

Day 10: A passle of piglets

By Nancy Hildebrandt | January 6, 2019

Log since piglets were born on December 23: December 24. All eight piglets accounted for in the morning, but by evening I counted only 7. The corpse showed up in the shelter a few days later. December 27. The vet came out to castrate whichever piglets were unfortunate enough to be born male. Most people…

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Princess's second suckle

Piglets for Christmas!

By Nancy Hildebrandt | December 23, 2018

It’s been a very windy and wet day, and I went out to feed this afternoon. In the rainy weather I feed the pigs inside their roomy dry shelter, and the ritual is that the group stays outside the shelter gate while I dump their food inside, then I wait until they get a little…

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Princess and her farrowing hut

Princess has a palace!

By Nancy Hildebrandt | December 22, 2018

Pasture pigs are so easy. Moms do all the farrowing work themselves, making their own nest away from the others. When Momma disappeared for a day last July, I spent a day looking for her. I finally found her and three new piglets under a blackberry thicket. I know that Princess should be farrowing right…

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Up close with Annie

By Nancy Hildebrandt | September 18, 2018

On a beautiful fall day, my friend Annie enjoyed the first day of her vacation by visiting and saying hi to the pigs. She has a gentle spirit and the piggies loved hanging out with her, as you can see. And a big milestone – Baby Market has let me scratch his back in the…

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Welcome Princess!

By Nancy Hildebrandt | September 10, 2018

Four boars against one sow. Didn’t seem fair, and after netting only one piglet from Momma’s last farrow, I decided to look for another female and found the perfect one: Princess! A gilt who’s just a year old. She’s mostly kune kune, so similar size and age to my bunch, and when I read that…

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