Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Piggies - Stripes are "in"

Stripes are in for 2011



Our new piglets arrived last week. They show that stripes are all the rage. We've never had such a varied assortment of markings.

This one didn't get the memo about attire for the  day.

Black and white are always fashionable.


Eleven of our new pig have stripes. There are four pink ones and one little guy who's all brown.


Horse Update:
Wendell with Rocky and Ricky before he got sick.

For any of you who haven't read my blog this week, we almost lost my handsome gelding, Wendell (Wen) when he colicked Monday.. He survived the colic and is showing a lot of the symptoms of Lyme Disease. Thursday showed that he was feeling better. His bratty meter gave high readings as he fought to not take his medicine. He must feel better. He's a big guy and I hope I don't have to fight him each time we give him his pills. I will be crushing them with molasses tomorrow when I get the right thing to administer it with. Hopefully I'll succeed. He's moving all over the pasture, which is an improvement over his previous day spent mostly lounging. He loved the 30+ comments and told me to express his thanks. He sends horsey kisses to you.


21 comments:

  1. Keep it up, sweet Wendell! You're making lots of folks in blogland happy!!! :)

    and your piggies are cute!

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  2. What cute piggies! Does one go "Weeweewee" all the way home? Wait...that's for toes.

    Hope Wendell keeps mending quickly! I know you'll keep us informed- yes?

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  3. Hi Patrice! Thanks for visiting Bee Haven Acres. I just love your little piggies....and would love to have a few myself, but alas, no where to put them now. Best of luck with Wen...hope he makes a full recovery!!!

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  4. We lost our beloved pot bellied piggy Feb 25th this year, and this post makes me miss him so much. This week, I have been thinking about him ALOT.

    I love the piggies.
    Wish I could be there to see their personalities. I know Squiggy definitely had his own personality. He was one of a kind.

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  5. Love those striped piggies! Hope Wendell continues his journey on the road to a full recovery!

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  6. I'm so sorry to hear about Wendell and glad to hear he's getting better. My one horse is prone to collick and it can happen so quickly.
    Love the little piggies, adorable and your blog is also! Thanks for stopping by mine today, I'm following you as well and look forward to seein and reading more of your posts:)

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  7. I love piggy posts! Your writing is very entertaining. Makes me smile.
    I will be following.

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  8. Formal attire on the farm? Whatever works! ;-) So glad to hear that Wendell is showing some fiestiness. I pray his improvement continues!

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  9. Thanks for the update - and I'm sending peppermint kisses back to Wendell!! So glad to hear things are looking better... will still keep big guy in my prayers. -Tammy

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  10. I love pigs with color. We had little ones born this week, which matched their Mama and Papa...white. But they are adorable just the same. Enjoy your great looking piglets. And hopefully your equine will be fine. Sounds like he is rallying. :~)

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  11. I hope Wen keeps on the road to recovery! Love the little piggies!

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  12. Love your fashionable piggies! Have they started wearing their bling bling yet?

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  13. Oh, I love pigs! Are the stripey ones related to UK saddlebacks?

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  14. Way to go Wendell! Gosh those piglets are adorable.

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  15. Cute piggies!! My inlaws have a ranch and board and breed quarter horses..lots of work but they love it! Stopping by to say HI!

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  16. Your pigs are adorable! And I'm SO happy Wendell is improving. Will continue to pray!

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  17. Glad Wendell is doing well. I love your pigs they are so cute. B

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  18. On administering medicine... This is how we did it with our percherons: We'd crush the pills to powder and mix them with cheap pancake syrup. Mom had a very very large syringe that she got from the vet. She cut the tip off, where the needle would normally go, in order to create a larger hole. She'd use the syringe to get the meds way in the back of their mouth so they couldn't drool them out. :)

    I think a couple of them actually liked the syrup. Lol.

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  19. Glad to find your blog.

    There haven't been pigs on this farm for decades. I miss them.

    Hope Wendell continues to improve and takes his medicine like a good boy.

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  20. So glad he is so much better. Your pigs are great. My brother had 1000 sows that were black and White. :)

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  21. So glad to hear your Wen is doing better! They are all three beautiful.

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