Pirate pigs… Arrrghh

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Buried treasure, ARRRGH!


I realized the other day that I hadn’t posted anything on the blog since February, AHH! I have lots of posts to catch up on because there has been a lot going on around the farm. The pigs have been busy little guys these days. Lately I have a hard time deciding whether the pigs are saying oink or arrrgh. Let me explain.

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Did someone say treasure?

Sherman and Melvin’s daily activities

1. Eat: Melvin and Sherman don’t mess around about their food, they love it and sequel when the meals are late.

2. Sleep: Nothing is better than a pig nap in the sun.

3. Rooting: Pigs root. A Lot.

So, let’s talk about number 3… ROOTING. Our pigs have basically rooted up the entire barnyard. If they aren’t sleeping, they have their cute little pig noses in the dirt scooping like little shovels.

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In the process of rooting up the yard, these little piggies have found tons of treasures. Now, I don’t consider them treasures, but to the pigs this stuff is better than pirate gold. When we moved into this house about 5 years ago we knew that the previous owners had been here for a long time, but we had no idea there were so many things to find under the dirt. Every time they dig something up we add it to “the pig pile.” The pig pile lives right outside the pig pen and serves as a little area for us to examine all of their finds.

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The famous pig pile

The current pig pile contents:

Baby powder bottle

Hammer head


Deflated basket ball

Lead pipe



Wood beam


Paint brush

Flag stand

Crow bar

Insulation foam

Broken T-posts


Bottle caps

Wire spool

Bungee cord

Metal stake


That’s a lot of pig treasure. So you see, my pigs must be part pirate because they are constantly finding buried treasure. We will just have to see what they will find next.

DARN YOU INTERNET! There is now a color debate on the farm!

Thanks to a recent Buzzfeed article, What colors are this dress?, it has sparked a furious debate here at Yankee Belle Farm pertaining to the color of this dress, so we decided to have a little fun with it!

(By the way… it is clearly, and obviously, Blue and Black)


Happy Snow Day – 2015

When it snows here in the south, its a BIG DEAL! Schools close, nobody goes in to work, and the grocery stores are sold out of bread, eggs, and milk. So, when we have a snow day here at Yankee Belle Farm, its always special. Here’s a quick video of our most recent snow day, where we take some time to hang out with our animals and enjoy this special occasion.