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

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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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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