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“Here’s the moment when I was truly smitten by living with pigs. It was near the end of our first summer raising them. My sister’s wedding reception was to be held on our farm, and I was tidying things up and making a final pass with the lawn mower when, out of the corner of my eye, I saw unexpected movement. I looked up to see our three, 250-pound hogs casually sauntering across the lawn, headed straight for the party tent. They had somehow managed to unhinge the metal gate on their pen, cross an intervening pasture, and come over to get a leg up on the festivities.
Although my immediate concern was keeping the pigs separated from the hors d’oeuvres, I couldn’t help but notice how those pigs carried themselves: confidently, with enthusiasm, heads held high, and ready for a night on the town. They all but had their party hats on. Here was an animal that knew how to enjoy life. I’ve been a big fan of pigs ever since.” from Living with Pigs