June 12, 2014

In Which We Name Our Pig

So we decided to call our pig Waldo.






We're still looking daily for a mate for him. In the meantime, he hangs out with "the boys". Life is good for a little pig.

17 comments:

  1. Nice to see the pig enjoying with the boys!

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  2. Life is indeed sweet for this little pig. Not a metal framed sty in site. For a minute there i thought we were playing a game trying to find Waldo in the tall grass.

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  3. Weekend-Windup, thanks!

    Lynda, actually it is sort of a game, based on the book Where's Waldo as it's known in North America; Where's Wally elsewhere. So the post is a bit tongue in cheek. :)

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  4. And a right good name it is for him! What a lovely pasture the boys have.

    (The name and the series of pictures were perfect!)

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  5. I like that pig. I wonder, if we got one, would something come out of the woods and get him. Or , might he run off with the feral hogs? My daughter always wanted a pot bellied pig but she wanted it to live in the house and we never got that issue resolved.

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  6. Waldo is pretty cute and with that small size, it would be a game to find him in the tall grass!

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  7. Mama Pea, thanks! Dan originally suggested "Walter," but likes this better. :)

    Harry, not too sure I'd want a pig in the house, LOL. Fences are helpful for two reasons, either to keep something in, or to keep something out. In Little House in the Big Woods Pa let his pig roam in the woods. I'm guessing he was aware of possible predators, however. And he did do a lot of hunting to help keep that under control.

    According to that pdf chart from Livestock Conservancy, some pigs are good foragers for wooded areas.

    Nina, thanks! I have to go out several times a day and hunt him down to check on him. Usually I hear him grunting before I see him!

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  8. Waldo is so cute & the name is perfect. Pigs are definitely on my "want list". I'll be following your piggy adventure to pick up some tips from you.

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  9. That's nice he's not alone, but has some chums...

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  10. Leigh,

    Waldo, what a great name for your cute pig! I hope you find a mate for him.

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  11. We started with pigs this year too! They are super smart. I have two that actually run over to me, grunt and then lay down so I can rub their bellies! They have ME trained so well!

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  12. What a great name, I love it and I love your pasture... It's gorgeous!

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  13. Ha-ha, it's like finding, "Where's Waldo" in the sequence of pictures.

    Cute name. It suits him.

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  14. I hope you got my email about possible girlfriends for him. It may be a touch far away, but we have potential.

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  15. Humn it took me a while to "Find" Waldo. Talk about a great environment for a pig. I can see the odd Find Waldo post just to keep us busy looking! My husband and I have done a lot of research into our homestead hog and have narrowed the search down to two breeds. The Mulefoot and the Mangalitsa. Both rare and smaller hogs, both noted for outstanding pork raised on mostly grass and browse. There is an old saying "Root, Hog or Die." It is from when pioneers let their pigs out into the woods to forage for the summer months on nuts and things they found in the wilderness. They also needed hogs that would get fat so they would have lard for the winters cooking and to keep healthy fat in the rural farm diet. I look forward to following "Waldo"!

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