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

Green apples from Carrie

By Nancy Hildebrandt | July 31, 2018

Carrie dropped off some green apples that fell from her tree early, and I threw them out to the piggies, who were duly appreciative. Trouble was, I realized that there are a lot of oak galls in that particular spot – the round white shapes in the video that are about the same size as…

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Hooray I forgot to close the gate!

By Nancy Hildebrandt | July 21, 2018

This morning after feeding the piggies I came inside to do some chores and was sitting in front of my laptop in the living room when I heard a rumble on the back deck and looked out to see…PeeWee! – my biggest boar by 2x – walk past. Uh oh. I’d been in and out…

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Piggies chowing on wild carrots

Pain and delight

By Nancy Hildebrandt | July 21, 2018

There have been some lows and highs in the past week. There were three piglets last week, now there is one. I don’t know what happened to the first piglet, but I know what happened to the second. One of the donkeys went after it. I saw it happen from a distance: the aggressive forward…

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Piglets Day 3 in the nest

Piglets Day 3

By Nancy Hildebrandt | July 11, 2018

Getting so brave! I left in the background sound effects. When my parents said “Stop eating like a pig!” they knew what they were talking about.  

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Momma and three piglets Day 3

Three new piglets!

By Nancy Hildebrandt | July 8, 2018

Of the five guinea hogs that arrived here on Memorial Day, there was one female, she came with the name Momma, and though she’d recently farrowed, they expected her to go into heat soon. But when she arrived, they noticed she was already pregnant. I had no idea when she’d farrow, but I noticed a…

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Mysterious farm fairy appears in the late evening

My farm fairy

By Nancy Hildebrandt | June 27, 2018

I was sending off this photo to a friend when I noticed the luminous blue dot in the photo. My friend informed me that’s a farm fairy. Hey, I could use one of those. Or maybe the fairy is looking after the critters, not me. Orwell’s allegorical novel originally had a subtitle – Animal Farm:…

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