Babe and Charlotte

We have been a little slow getting pigs this spring.  Pigs are a lot of work so we were not terribly motivated to get started.  But then our usual pig suppliers decided to get out of pigs.  Then we had to scramble to find some.  Tom went to the Everson auction, but there were no pigs for sale.  So he went to Craigslist and found this ad:

pig ad

So we drove out east of Arlington this afternoon and saw this:


So we picked out 2 female pig from the group, put them in kennels in the truck and headed home.  We chose to drive home on highway 9 which I enjoyed.  I had not been on this section of the highway in quite a while, and it was scenic with farms, lake and bridges.

Here are the pigs, just arriving to their new home.  The one on the left reminded me of Babe the pig, so she’s Babe and the one on the right is Charlotte.

Here they are in their new pen.

They are meeting the donkeys for the first time.

They are eating the foliage.

And some pig food.

The goats are curious, probably more about the food than the pigs.

The chickens are curious too.  Steve was way too interested in the pigs at first, but thankfully he settled down.

The pigs are trying to figure out the nipple watering device.

And in the evening they were very tired.  It was a long day for two little pigs.

For those of you that live in Snohomish county, Bruce King, the pig farmer, is running for PUD Commissioner.  He has good ideas about how to improve it.

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6 Responses to Babe and Charlotte

  1. Jeanne says:

    I enjoyed your story and the pictures. Babe and Charlotte are cute – at least for now! 🙂 The place where you got them didn’t look like the place shown in the ad, though….

    • Donna says:

      Thanks. They are cute so we will enjoy it while it lasts. Bruce moves the weaned pigs to this pasture. The photos are of the pigs in the barn before weaning. He had 500 piglets this year. Definitely not our pig buying experiences of the past, purchasing from small farmers with heritage breeds.

  2. Diane cruikshank says:

    My daughter just got three little pigs up in Arlington. I wonder if it’s the same place. She named her’s Chris P bacon, Hampton, and porky. Sure cute right now!

  3. Hello. Oh they are so cute and I really like how the other animals came and looked on. I miss working with pigs. you are so very lucky.

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