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The 4H pigs arrived today! We were all looking forward to welcoming the newest members to the farm, but I for one had no idea they’d make such a loud entrance. Warning: I recommend you turn the volume down on your computer before you watch the video above – those pigs did some serious screaming while being carried from the truck to their new pig pen (they were so loud the horses from two doors down ran to their fence to try to see what was going on!).

Once the pigs were inside their pen, the screams stopped and they settled right in, marking their territory, eating food and cuddling up under the heat lamp. When we opend the door from their house to their outdoor pen, they quickly made their way outside to get acquainted with their new surroundings. Although they’re bigger than I was expecting (not quite the small pink piglets I was visualizing in my head), they’re pretty cute and I’m excited to get to know them. Cutest physical trait? The ears – they’re awesome!

In addition to our own farm boys, we had the 4H kids and Brie, the daughter of some good friends of mine, welcome the bigs. The video below gives you a good idea of how chill the pigs are around people. Pretty fun! More pig stories to come I’m sure.

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