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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

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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A dip in the pool on a hot day

A dip in the pool on a hot day

By Nancy Hildebrandt | June 17, 2018

These pigs love their swimming pool on a hot afternoon, but they’re not limited to our concept of a pool. Their water troughs serve the same purpose. I crack up every time I see the part in the video where I say “Havin’ a good time?” and the pigs look at each other quizzically.

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Photo of my American Guinea Hogs

American Guinea Hogs arrive on the scene

By Nancy Hildebrandt | May 28, 2018

Memorial Day seems like the perfect day to get 5 American Guinea Hogs. This breed is listed as endangered on some sites, but the American Guinea Hog Association states that they’re available in nearly every state now. I’ve read the story that Thomas Jefferson had them, but they were thought to be extinct for a…

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Mocha and Latte just off the trailer

The guard donkeys are here!

By Nancy Hildebrandt | May 26, 2018

Who know that it could be so hard to find a ranch fencing contractor who had time to fence a few acres? I started working on this project eight months ago. But just a few days ago the fencing project was finished by the incomparable Ron Chappell from Statewide Fence Company and his sidekicks Oliver…

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