Idaho Pasture Pigs!
Yes, we got pigs! (Actually, I have been told that "real" hog people NEVER call them "pigs," and never EVER call the babies "piglets," and that to do so is the mark of an amateur -- but I really don't care.) I have never in my life been much of a fan of pigs, so it took me awhile to find the breed that I wanted. It's a good thing that we started the farm in 2013, because said breed had only been released to the general public in 2012. It was created beginning in 2007.
I knew that I wanted Idaho Pasture Pigs after reading that 'blog post, but they are so rare, I figured I would have no luck finding them in New England. Lo and behold, a few weeks ago I stumbled across an ad on Craigslist for IPPs from Grazing Hill Farm in Conway, NH. Heather was awesome to work with and we brought our new gilts home yesterday. So far we love our new additions, and they seem pretty happy to be here themselves!
This is Paris -- the very first thing she did upon being placed in her new pen was to start playing in the dirt.
This is Pancakes (see this sketch from 1990's MTV show The State -- no, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense).
So very, very cute -- and super duper friendly! Yep, we like these gals.
K writes this stuff, for some reason that has yet to become apparent.