Minnie Pig and Tasha Pig are gone. They were great on the farm, but began to eat the small animals, starting with the newborn lambs which they pulled through a small hole between the pens and then the birds. Over thirty ducks and chickens were demolished. So, once the taste of blood was sweet in their memories, Tasha and Minnie could no longer stay on the farm. First they were advertised for sale, but the fall is not a great time to sell pigs since most do not want to winter them over. No takers for Minnie or Tasha. The butcher came this morning and I cried for the loss of my friends. There won't be any more scratches on the ears for Tasha and Minnie loved belly rubs so much, she would fall over on her side in a trance when she got one. They got all the bed and breakfast left overs, which they loved and looked forward to each morning and evening. But, pigs can even be dangerous to humans. Stories have been told about hungry pigs devouring their keepers. Minnie and Tasha were well fed and had lots of room to roam and places to root. I could comfortably go into their pen and walk with them and they always came when they were called. But today, they are gone and it is a sad day. Dwayne and Ethel, the alpacas, were also on the list for the butcher and the four bodies left the farm to be hung in the cold storage before cutting and wrapping. Thank you for your presence and for the gifts of your lives, my friends. Thank you.
Fluffy writes daily about the experiences on the farm and with the bed and breakfast patrons.