Raising Backyard Pigs: Thy Name is Mud

Posted on July 13th, 2012 by Tonia 5 Comments

Let me tell you something- this little lady {and by “little” I mean 200+ lbs} looooooves mud. When it’s hot out: lays in a cool mud hole. When it’s rainy out: runs around happily because yay more mud! When the bugs are bothering her: rolls entire body in a thick, protective coating of mud. Mud mud mud mud mud!

You think that looks like a $#!^-hole? Well it’s actually a therapeutic spa bath, so you’re wrong. See the relaxed smile on her face? That’s the kind of peaceful contentedness we strive for here with all our animals. Who knew keeping this one so happy would be easy as….mud?


  1. Terry says:

    I think we all have something to learn from he pigs! :-)

  2. Hannah Lynne says:

    Just saw you on Reddit. I love to see other Redditors outside the hive! The piggy look adorable!

  3. Manda says:

    SOOOOOOOOO cute. I just want to cuddle her :) And run my fingers over her little chin whiskers, ha!

  4. Larissa says:


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