Lenny and Squiggy

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It’s hard to believe these two pigs will be heading off to the butcher on March 1st.  They were so small when I brought them home.  Both were the runts of the litter.

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Here you can see poor little Squiggy’s hernia – he’s the one in the back..

The smallest one had an umbilical hernia, but it wasn’t too serious and he healed well.  I doubted he would survive, he was very thin.  I named them Lenny and Squiggy.

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But they both survived, and they grew up well.  Here it is seven months later and they’re ready to go into the freezer.

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Sure, it’s never easy to say good-bye to them once you raise them up and get to know their individual personalities.  Lenny was more laid-back, and Squiggy was a pushy little pig, with no manners at all, who bit me all the time when he was smaller.

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Onslow is in the middle – he’s my boar. Hopefully he and Penny will produce some offspring in 2016.

But they enjoyed a good pig’s life, with good pig company, romping around and living happily on the farm.  And I’m very grateful I was able to provide that for them. So thank you Lenny and Squiggy…~A

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