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:
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.