Monday, April 6, 2009

Piggy Love

This weekend included a whirlwind trip back to visit family in PA. Specifically, Todd's Aund and Uncle. Their son Adam raises show pigs. Good piggys. And he is having an auction this Friday (which we cannot attend due to prior committments). They honestly live up on top of a mountain, and you can see for miles and miles.....



So we wanted to go back and see his pigs. So we would have an idea about what the heck we are getting into.



57 little piglets all in a barn. These pigs have the life. Yes, they are inside, but it's so stinkin cold, they enjoy it. THeir pens get cleaned out every 8 hours and fresh straw put in, they have heat lamps, fresh water and plenty of grain. I was amazed that it did not stink when we first walked in there (after about 6 hours since the pens had been cleaned).



They also raise cattle (of course) and this weekend was a big weekend for calves for them. I think there were 12 born (they are expecting 130-140 total, and they had 40 some before we arrived) this weekend alone.



Of course, as we are looking at calves, Jessie picks out the calf she wants for next year's steer project (and it would be the high dollar one). I couldn't get a better picture of him standing up - Mom wasn't too thrilled that we were on the wrangler looking at him.



The kids cannot wait until pigs come to our house - I think they thought they could easily put them in the back of the Durango and bring them home with us.

I guess I know what we will be doing this summer!
Kris

13 comments:

Michaela said...

The hills and views are the reason why I love PA, it reminds me home (Slovakia). How many piggies are you getting?

Patty said...

What a fun trip; wish I could have been there!

jacquie said...

piglets are so cute! hope you had a good birthday celebration.

Small House said...

HOW FUN! My brothers used to show pigs at the fair. I always wanted to be part of that. Instead, I was the dairy princess passing the ribbons out to the winners. I'd much rather have been showing that pig!

Have a good day.
Sandra

APA said...

I would have so wanted to bring some of those cute piggys home with me, too! Glad you had a fun, safe trip!

Happy Monday!

Ana :)

scrappy quilter said...

What a great trip. Little pigs are so cute. Look forward to hearing more once you get some home.

Millie said...

It sounds like you had a great trip and glad you are safe back home. Are you going to sew a little bit now that you are back home again?

Granny Lyn said...

My girlfriend's family had pigs, and one of them touched her heart, she named her Cindy. Cindy became just like a dog, loved and loyal. Followed Brenda everywhere. Even slept in her room.

fair warning....tee hee

Nancy M. said...

It's beautiful there! The piggys are so cute!

GARI said...

I think little pigs are so cute. I had one when I was little, runt of the litter, but we fed her so well that she was next years bacon and ham. When DH was doing the show, Little Abner, we borrowed a piglet. It got away from us in the school and ran the halls, slipping and sliding, until we finally caught it. Lots of fun and laughs.

audreypawdrey said...

It is beautiful there! I have never been there before. The pigs are so cute!

warren said...

WOW! That is a lot of pigs! I cna't imagine the work that goes into that but it must be wonderful!

Lib said...

Hi Kris,
Sounds like a fun,fun trip:o)
Have a great wk.
Blessins',Lib