A microfarm in Lebanon, Oregon.
Slice of heaven.
Cougars, coyotes, deer, turkeys.
PIgs of the edible variety. Cats.

Pigs Can Fly Ranch

Welcome

"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)

News

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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Portable mud bath

The piglet days of summer

By Nancy Hildebrandt | August 6, 2019

Princess farrowed 11 piglets on June 24, and it was unsurprising that two were already dead when I found her nest shortly after giving birth. I don’t think she has that many teats, and even 9 is a huge number for a small heritage breed. Normally I’d have closed the connecting gate into that pasture…

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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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