It has been forever since I’ve had time to write a post! The holidays have come and gone and we are still trying to deal with the aftermath house bomb brought on by it. Of course we had a great last couple of weeks getting together with family, filling our bellies with yummy food, and ringing in the New Year in the Snow Mountains of Utah. Now we’ve made our way home and picked up the sweetest, apricot colored addition to our always-growing farm family, Penelope Rose (Minipig). Queen P is our second Minipig baby. Owning a pig is so very different than owning a dog or a cat. YUP, this post will be about owning a pig. I feel just as crazy for writing it as you may feel reading it.
We found our first mini piglet last December when we were on the hunt to find Madi a Hedgehog for Christmas. You know? Hedgehog, mini pig, it is kind of the same thing right? We saw Henry and I fell in love! He was a teeny tiny little piggy with a chubby belly and HUGE Mohawk. I had to have him and to my delight Danny actually agreed to get him. So not only did we end up with a Hedgehog for Christmas but also a real snorting pig, I guess it was the year of the Hog for us. I knew absolutely NOTHING about pigs before Henry. I had never even held a piglet in a petting zoo. So I did my research for the next few weeks leading up to our pickup day and hoped for the best. There are so many things I was not aware of that I wish I had known before getting him. With so many individuals reaching out to me over the last year, and most definitely after getting Penelope this last week, I feel like it’s my weird duty as a pig owner to share my gathered information so that others may be knowledgeable before pursuing a pig pet of their own. From my first hand experience and after much reading this is what I’ve found to be most important. I feel that YouTube videos filming small baby piglets swimming in a bathtub or wearing a cute outfit can cause a deceiving notion about what it means to REALLY own and care for a pig. Call me the crazy pig lady but this may just save many of you a lot of trouble.