Tag: pot-bellied pig

  • Bright Sunday for a visit

    Members of the Ottawa Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, Ohio, spent a couple of their Bright Sunday (the Sunday after Easter) hours on The Quarry Farm. This was yesterday, one day before heavy rain, and the during the warmest, sunniest bit of the weekend. The cold winds settled and the sun shone upon their arrival at Red […]

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  • In the Storm

    Things here at the Quarry Farm are as they are everywhere else it seems. We’re cold, we’re trying to keep warm, and we’re trying to keep everyone else warm. The drifts at the start of the drive are at least four feet deep and the wind persists in howling. The auxiliary heat in the house […]

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  • These little piggies went to the vet—and screamed the whole way

    Hung-over Auntie Gertie* and Princess Beatrice Buttercup went to the vet’s in Lima today, and they both lived up to their adored full names. I awoke this morning to the meeps of little Birdy—ironically a cat—pacing back and forth in front of my door, whining to get out. Beatrice stood on the other side of […]

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  • The heat is muddening

    Nothing profound to say here. July in Northwest Ohio is hot. After several days of rain, the outside air is also humid enough to pass as a perpetual steam bath. Or a mud bath in the goose water, if you’re Gertie and Beatrice. I don’t want to hear anyone complain about their dog rolling in […]

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  • She’s Come a Long Way, Baby

    This is Gertie. Remember Gertie? She came to the Quarry Farm just a little less than a year ago, a few months before her apprentice Beatrice the pygmy pot-bellied pig. Gertie is an eight-year-old, 140-pound (give or take) pot-bellied pig. Like so many pot-bellied pigs, Gertie found her self in need of rescue. Just do […]

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