The runt piglet has a name

I know, never name one of your farm animals. I assure you, I didn’t have anything to do with it. But SWMBO informed me that the runt piglet was now named Holly.

As in Holly, Noel, Christmas, you get it.

Holly has been having a large time lately, and has been part of the tours we’ve been giving. The weather has been so nice that she has stayed outside with us and greeted everyone when they show up. I have to imagine seeing a farm for the first time, then seeing your farmer come strolling up, followed by a puppy at his heels… No wait, a piglet! It’s got to be an odd sight but everyone goes crazy over her and she behaves better than a puppy might. Yesterday I needed to do something with her but had to give a tour. So I put her in the back of the Gator and she rode the entire time, two tours, and never had a complaint. I didn’t even think to get a picture but it was pretty neat. I’m assuming that as long as she’s light enough that I can get her in the Gator, she’ll be part of the tours.

Piglet sleeping in a cage under a towel
Holly, sacked out under the towel and heat lamp (you can just see her butt.

When we had all that rain earlier in the week, Holly spent a lot of time in her cage. I walked by during the day to find what you see above. Burrowed under a towel, warmed by a heat lamp, full belly of food. She wasn’t snoring, but it wouldn’t have surprised me if she was.

Yesterday Holly moved to the barn where she has her own private horse stall now. A stall bigger than some kids bedrooms. She’s also graduated from baby food to yogurt, which she loves. I’m not sure how long it will be before she goes back to being a normal pig, but for now she’s living the life.

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