Saturday, December 8, 2012

Moving day

We recently moved our guinea hogs to fresh pasture. This may not look like much to you, but to a guinea hog, it's a lovely buffet. We always know when they're fed up with their current pasture because they start rooting. As long as they're happy with the offerings, they eat the grass and weeds above ground. This is Julia in the lead. She follows me around like a dog because she was our first guinea hog, and she's rather attached to me.

I can't believe she's going to be three years old in March! Doesn't she have a lovely profile? And she is an excellent mama, too!

York is the handsome boar on the right. He's visiting for a few weeks to ensure that we have piglets in the spring. We saw him breed Julia already, and her estimated due date is April 1.

On the left is Julia's daughter, and she needs a name! Any suggestions? Mike suggested Julia's Child, and when I vetoed that one, he came up with Destiny Child. Not sure I'm too crazy about that one either, but I am very impressed with his creativity. If you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them! It's not every day you get to help someone name their pig.


Tina H said...

I have always liked the names: Emma, Linda, Suzy.

MamaTea said...

Love your guinea hogs. My son is still trying to figure out if those are the ones he wants to eventually raise.

It's always hard to name a pet - I usually let my kids help with that. I'll show the picture of her to my pig lovin' son and see what he comes up with...we'll be back!

MichelleH said...

Is York also the father of Julia's daughter? Cause there are lots of good names in the House of York...Elizabeth, Anne, Cecily, Isabella, Phillipa, Mary, Catherine, Maragaret...and they all have the same classic heft as Julia! :)

Toadstone said...

How about "Portia"

Anton said...

Or Julie, after the book/movie about Julia Child.

Suburbanhomesteader said...

I LOVE Julia's Child! LOVE IT!


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