Sep 12, 2009

Animal Farm

Hello there!
I don't consider Saturday mornings at the Farmers Market a success unless I spill something on myself. Fortunately the coffee that found its way onto my shirt was hidden by the stripes on said shirt.
But nothing in the world should hide this little piggy who went to market on her first visit!

Named Babe, she will not be used for anything other than being a big pig with her own litters one day, raised with obvious love and humour by the Farm who keeps her and her mom in feed -- isn't she tiny? Yeah... now she is, but just wait. And she was incredibly soft, her little red whiskers like fine paintbrush bristles.

Here she is getting a bottle from one of the kids who takes care of her. She has a rather ugly booboo on her right side near the back leg. Mom stepped on her when she was born... only two weeks ago!

Carrie with one of the chicks being raised by these same farmers, one of them a British transplant, now outside Athens... so Sarah, if you are interested in moving your own household, we evidently are quite the place to be now.

My Good Girls outside on their private porch -- Molly obviously still peeved over her earlier vet visit as it takes away from her early morning Sun Worship. Bess, who obviously loves everything and everyone, has no grievances whatsoever.

When I see these morning glories on the Girls' fence, I know Autumn is really just down the road... and it can't get here fast enough for me.

A report on my "staycation" will be filed on this here blog later this week.

Till then, take Care of yourselves from

Candace in Athens


SummersStudio said...

Oh I do love baby pigs. They are so much sweeter than you might think.

Anne said...

Hi, Candace! Fabulous pictures! Love the morning glories! :-)

Anairam said...

I was thinking of getting a new dog, but now I have changed my mind, thanks to you. I would please like one of those little baby bacons.(Oh, that is a really horrible joke, I know. It just popped out, sorry.) I also liked the previous post with the 10 things about you - much more interesting than mine was. I don't think I got to 10, and none of them was interesting. Hey, what did you publish?

Candace said...

Thanks, Anne! They are everywhere now and I love them. They bring back truly happy memories and I am glad I have some of my own now.

SummersStudio, you are right about how sweet baby pigs are. But most baby farm animals really take the blue ribbon (sorry, could NOT resist) for sweet behaviour.

Anairam, I know what you mean about the jokes popping out. Everyone was kidding around and about the little pig until her bottle boy stood up, turned around and hissed, quite seriously -- "She can HEAR you."
All talk ceased! lol.

I have had movie reviews and book reviews and editorial columns published as well as a short mystery with a real twist called "Nice Tie". Thanks for asking!
Everybody have a great rest of week.

SummersStudio, They really are sweet little things but she's going to grow up to be over 200 or 300 lbs. More to love, I would think.

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Candace! You are such a sweetie, thank you for your visit!...I love pigs, big or small, and chicks, and deer! Actually, I love all animals, and your dogs are so cute! We have this carved bear on our front porch, and when we were buying it, the guy who ran the place, also had a little pen with a couple of pigs. I couldn't believe how those little buggers squealed and got all happy, with their little tails wiggling, when they saw that guy coming with their food. It was too adorable. I got to pet them, and their noses were hard... like hockey pucks! Hugs, Paulette

Bejeweled said...

Oh, look at that darling baby piggy!!! And the little chick! Sooo cute!

Gosh, I wish we could have animals here at our Saturday Market .. especially those cute little baby ones :)

femminismo said...

Candace! Great pig. We've seen deer and many sweet pet dogs. Take care - Jeanne

ArtSparker said...

Thee is a pig living near me (urban environment) that goes up and down stairs and for car rides with its owner. Jane Smiley's book "Moo" has a lovely character study of a pig.