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mullerslanefarm
10-03-2007, 12:44 PM
I love my Ms Piggie. She oinks when she sees me comes santering up to the fence. She barks if I ignore her. She'll follow me around the pasture like a dog.

We've raised plenty of pigs the last 5 years, but only from weaner to butcher size. Ms Piggie was the first that we kept to breed. She is a purebred Berkshire. She was mated to another Berkshire.

This was from Saturday night.

http://www.mullerslanefarm.com/piggy092707m.jpg

And what we saw when we went into the barn Sunday morning:

http://www.mullerslanefarm.com/piggy092807a.jpg

http://www.mullerslanefarm.com/piggy092807b.jpg

http://www.mullerslanefarm.com/piggy092807c.jpg

http://www.mullerslanefarm.com/piggy092807d.jpg

And my favorite (check out that smile!):
http://www.mullerslanefarm.com/piggy092807m.jpg

tootie44
10-03-2007, 12:45 PM
What cute little piggies!! Adorable!

vaknitter
10-03-2007, 12:48 PM
:woot:OMG they are soooo cute !!! My hubby said no more puppies and no kitties....think he would go for a piggie?

mullerslanefarm
10-03-2007, 12:56 PM
:woot:OMG they are soooo cute !!! My hubby said no more puppies and no kitties....think he would go for a piggie?


Mine did!!! :teehee:

Riss
10-03-2007, 01:04 PM
OH MY GOD! Piggies!!!

I love pigs... They're amazing animals... I want one so badly... I'd name her Hamlet, give her a little pink bow, and give her snuggles every day! :)

Sharly
10-03-2007, 02:25 PM
:noway: "Butcher size"? :cry:

mwhite
10-03-2007, 02:32 PM
How sweet!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

clb1968
10-03-2007, 02:36 PM
have not seen pictures like that since I was little, my father raised hogs and we had lots of piglets.

Silver
10-03-2007, 03:12 PM
OMG that last pic is SO adorable! Momma luvs her baby! :heart:

MMario
10-03-2007, 03:20 PM
reminds me of my college days - for one course we all had to deliver a gilt; of course the one I was assigned went overdue - and they finally induced labour. 13 little piggies delivered in something like 8 minutes. and half of them needed mouth to snout!

Kaydee
10-03-2007, 03:21 PM
Little piggies are so cute!!!

jeanius80
10-03-2007, 03:39 PM
dd loved your piggies... now she wants to see more... off to google.

marykz
10-03-2007, 05:28 PM
Thanks for sharing!!! they are sooooo cute. and Mamma pig is also cute...

Knitting_Guy
10-03-2007, 05:34 PM
mmmmmm, sausage

dakatzmeow
10-03-2007, 09:27 PM
hi cyndi! didn't realize you were at this forum too. ;)

cute pigs.

mullerslanefarm
10-03-2007, 09:40 PM
:noway: "Butcher size"? :cry:

Yes, butcher size. We raise all our own meat; pork, beef, chicken, duck, goose, turkey, guinea and rabbit. We also raise the majority of our vegetables and fruits. We have a milk cow, egg laying flock and honey bee hives.

Our animals are loved and cared for their entire lives. Since I am an omnivore, I rather feed my family food that we've grown ourselves instead of relying on commercial, corporate ag facilities where who knows what goes into their feed and what kind of life the animals had.

mullerslanefarm
10-03-2007, 09:41 PM
OMG that last pic is SO adorable! Momma luvs her baby! :heart:


That's my favorite also! It's my screen saver now! I swear Ms Piggie is smiling!!!

mullerslanefarm
10-03-2007, 09:43 PM
hi cyndi! didn't realize you were at this forum too. ;)

cute pigs.

Hey Katz! I spend most my time on the Making Yarn forum .. spinning and all that :thumbsup:

momwolf
10-03-2007, 11:18 PM
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/16/16_10_9.gif soooooooooo cute

AnnaT
10-04-2007, 01:34 AM
:noway: "Butcher size"? :cry:

Heh...I would make a horrible, horrible farmer.


Mullerslanefarm, your piggies are wonderful. :heart:

dustinac
10-04-2007, 08:52 AM
Very cute!!

sylvia
10-04-2007, 09:01 AM
now i want piggies
and where will i put them in my condo
beautiful piggies
sylvis:inlove:

DQ
10-04-2007, 09:08 AM
Awwwww!!! So cute! :heart:

Ronda
10-04-2007, 09:13 AM
Baby pigs are so cute!!! Congrats on your babies.

One time when I was a kid, my mother almost ran off the highway and killed us all - she got all excited seeing a bunch of piglets out in a field.

dmknits
10-04-2007, 12:28 PM
Aw, very cute!

mullerslanefarm
10-04-2007, 12:36 PM
We lost the runt yesterday. He just wasn't thriving. :verysad:


That's the part of farming I don't like, losing the babies. :wall:

jeanius80
10-04-2007, 02:12 PM
poor baby! that's so sad :heart:

dagny
10-05-2007, 01:47 AM
:noway: "Butcher size"? :cry:

:cry::help::waah:

Anyway, before I get myself in trouble, those pigs are adorable, yay pigs!

:out:

mullerslanefarm
10-05-2007, 08:55 AM
Sharly & Christine

I understand & respect some folks are vegetarians or vegans (one of my best friends is a vegetarian). We are not.

I'd rather raise my own meat and know how they are treated and what they've been fed then buy some from a store where who knows how they are treated. We honor the animals by treating them very well, raising them naturally, giving them plenty of scritches and love then using as much of them when we process them.

Happy meat is tasty meat. We love our animals when they're alive and we love them when they're in our freezer.

knitgal
10-05-2007, 09:07 AM
Thank you for making me smile the moment I woke up!

dagny
10-05-2007, 05:58 PM
Sharly & Christine

I understand & respect some folks are vegetarians or vegans (one of my best friends is a vegetarian). We are not.

I'd rather raise my own meat and know how they are treated and what they've been fed then buy some from a store where who knows how they are treated. We honor the animals by treating them very well, raising them naturally, giving them plenty of scritches and love then using as much of them when we process them.

Happy meat is tasty meat. We love our animals when they're alive and we love them when they're in our freezer.

I would never agree with you in a million years but I completely respect your decision to raise y our own stock and I think it is probably a good decision in some ways, given the alternatives. :heart:

jjminarcik
10-05-2007, 09:21 PM
I'm a little late here, but the piggies are soooo cute!!! I asked DH if we could get a pig and I was serious. I think that's the only thing that has been non-negiotable according to him! :teehee: