Sunday, May 31, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Pebbles pig seen in this pigture picked the first winner : nfmgirl. she is the grand prize winner.
Now for the fun part I have let the piggers pick a couple more winners for the extra prizes hehe.
okay here is the extar winners. they were drawn by mama and the twins. what I am giveing away to these 3 winners are one gets a an original "Heart" card made by kathy Morton-stanion. and I am giving away 2 of my aceo art print never before released to the public "July Pigs in Blanket" the heart winner is pink flamingo. The next winner is of july pig is the lovelyteaspoon. and the last winner is patsdesign. I want to thank everyone for entering I am about to add the new giveaway so if you did not win this time keep trying.
For more of this awesome artist stuff please visit: http://www.artfire.com/users/bolayla
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Hannibal had to have surgery under his chin for a MASSIVE abcess that I could not cut open myself.........it was a nasty mess. Dr. Kennedy brought me out a big bowl of goop that looked like raw hamburger..........yuk. He is still not out of the woods and then Jake.........with his surgery . He is doing the best and the quickest recovery of them all. I cannot imagine the pain he was in. Kennedy took the x-rays. This is when he found the bone growing to where he was biting on it............it is a wonder he ate at all........ He seems to be enjoying life so much more now. I have been to the vets every week now for over a month in a row. Next Tues. Daisy Charlene has to go in for some wicked nasty sores on her that crust over and then start bleeding.......... No telling what that will be....... if you would like to help them please visit: http://www.noahsarkpbprescue.org/
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I am new to artfire.com so I was lookign around and found this fellow artist: http://www.artfire.com/users/KathyMortonStanion. I instantly feel in love with this print. so I got 3 of them. 1 I am keepng for myself. 1 I will be selling to help a aniaml rescue in need. and the 3rd one I have decided I will be giving away in this months blog giveaway. The winner is going to love this print. I love mine. ;8) it is even matted for you already. This print is also going to come with a certificate of authenticity. of course there will be a bonus prize as with all my giveaway but you have to wait until the end of the giveaway to see what it is.
The artist inspiration for this painting is: she once owned a pig named Charlie. ;8) Oink
Now for the rules:
Fellow artist please enter your shop links in the comments section ;8)
What you have to do to get a ticket is go to my blog and read a post then tell me what you liked about the post.I need you to post the comment on this giveaway comment section, so I can find it. You have to leave me some way to get back in touch with you if you win.You can enter multiple comments about different post for more chances to win. Each comment gets you another chance to win.You must really read the post and post a good comments please, because I am going to hide a extra chance to win in a couple of the post. I will be moving that extra chance to win from post to post. you will need to comment on THIS GIVEAWAY post when you find the extra chance to win and tell me what post you saw it on, and on what day, once the extra chance is moved you have missed your chance for that one. If you purchase somthing from one of the etsy shops I have listed on my blog put that in the comments for another chance to win. You need to show me which item you purchased for this extra entery. If you follow this blog you get another chance to win. You must tell me in the comment that you are following the blog just so I do not miss it. I will pay to ship the Charlie print to you if you are one of the winners.
How am I going to pick the winner you guys are going to love this. I am going to carve the numbers into apple and let the pigs pick the winners. We are going to try and get it on video for you to watch and also I am going to take pigtures. The piggers will be doing the drawing on May 21 please check out this fellow artist shop and show support: http://www.artfire.com/users/KathyMortonStanion
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Sunday, May 10, 2009
The White Pig Bed and Breakfast allows guests to escape to a peaceful, compassionate environment and commune with nature. We've created a place where people can come and enjoy healthy vegan meals, delight in some quiet meditative time and visit with our animal friends both domestic and wild. We look forward to your visit! As you enter the gate, ride up the long, winding drive and over the Briar Creek, you enter a world of peace and tranquility. You are now at Briar Creek Farm, a beautiful 170 acre, century old tree farm with a lovely natural pond, babbling creek, and acres of meadows and forests. The Briar Creek Farm is mostly wooded and untouched, creating a sanctuary -like environment for the birds and other wildlife that inhabit the area. Since the farm seems to be encapsulated in time, things are virtually the same as they were over 100 years ago. Treading lightly on the land, quiet walking paths have been created for our guests to catch a glimpse of the numerous birds, plants and wildlife that call Briar Creek Farm their home. The Briar Creek Farm is also home to our precious miniature pot-bellied pigs, three dogs and two cats. While visiting you can give a pig a belly rub or just enjoy some time watching the pigs meander through the fields. Perched high on top a foothill, The White Pig Bed and Breakfast overlooks some of the farm's meadows, mature forest and distant views of Appleberry Mountain and the famed Walton's Mountain. The innkeepers are only the third family to own the late 1800's home that is now The White Pig Bed and Breakfast. Chef Dina, a graduate of The Natural Gourmet Cookery School in Manhattan, prepares breakfast. The meals are healthy vegan dishes and organic when available. Vegan bag lunches and dinners are available to guests with prior notice.As you enter the gate, ride up the long, winding drive and over the Briar Creek, you enter a world of peace and tranquility. You are now at Briar Creek Farm, home of The White Pig Sanctuary. The White Pig Sanctuary is a 170 beautiful acres, which includes a lovely natural pond, babbling creek, and acres of meadows and forests.
The White Pig Sanctuary (a private sanctuary) was set up to house our herd of rescued miniature pot bellied pigs. At present, they enjoy heated and cooled barns, a 5-acre pasture with trees, pasture, and seasonal creek. Income from the inn supports the pigs by providing them with feed, necessary medical care, and medicines. We are a private sanctuary and rely solely on the success of the bed and breakfast to support the sanctuary. It also provides necessary funding that protects the countless wildlife that call Briar Creek Farm their home and protects their land from development and sport hunting.
The balance of the sanctuary is mostly wooded and untouched, allowing for the remaining part of the farm to serve as a wildlife sanctuary for the birds and other wildlife (deer, turkey, fox, bobcat, possum, raccoon, beaver, black bear) that inhabit the area.
Since the farm seems to be encapsulated in time, things are virtually the same as they were over 100 years ago. Treading lightly on the land, quiet walking paths have been created for our guests to catch a glimpse of the numerous birds, plants and wildlife that call Briar Creek Farm their home.
The Briar Creek Farm is also home to our three rescued dogs and our four rescued cats.
When maintained on a proper diet (grain-based without meat by-products), the pig has no body odor and the pig's waste is odorless. It is commonly said that parenting a pet pig is like parenting an inquisitive two-year old - one that will remain so for ten to fifteen years. Pigs are also inquisitive and need toys, games, and training to keep them stimulated. The pig parent must “childproof” their house, installing childproof drawer locks on lower drawers, making sure that doors are closed and that food and harmful things are kept out of reach. For example, a pig parent recently forgot to make sure the garage door was fully closed and discovered that her pig was missing. She found the pig, and what was left of her five pound bag of potatoes in the garage.
The issue of food:
Pigs will eat just about anything. That's where the expression, “eats like a pig,” comes from! Unlike cats, who generally will stop eating when they are full,
A pig will eat itself sick. It will also, if given the opportunity, eat things that are harmful to the pig, even fatal. The proper pig parent will feed their pig a potbellied pig food, or, if not available, a hog, rabbit, horse, or other grain-based feed with no more that 14% protein. Generally, piglets under 3 months old should get ½ to 1 cup of feed a day, and older pigs 1 ½ to 2 cups a day. This amount should be divided into a morning and evening feeding. Unless the pig spends the day grazing in the yard, the diet should be supplemented with fruit and leafy vegetables. (Avoid peas, potatoes, corn, and other starchy vegetables that are fattening. Also limit fruit because of the natural sugar content.) Iceberg lettuce is good, as it has almost no calories and provides bulk. Frozen grapes and cucumber slices also make good treats for tricks well done or lessons well learned. Other good treats are air popped popcorn (plain, no butter), carrot slices, and individual pieces of dry cereal like Cheerios and Chex. The easiest way to be sure that the pig is not overfed is to measure out the treats for the day. To supplement all of this, the pig parent should also daily feed the pig a children's complete vitamin tablet (any brand is fine).
Pigs can be potty trained:
The potty box should have low sides as pigs do not like to step over things to use the potty, and should be large enough so the pig can turn around. Beware of slippery bottoms- use a non-slip rubber mat under the litter if needed. The round “dishes” used for draining water heaters make ideal and inexpensive potty boxes. Do not use clay-based kitty litter, as the pig could inhale it or eat it, both causing life-threatening medical problems. An inexpensive and absorbent material is pine shavings. Cedar is not recommended.
Be sure that you have located a veterinarian in advance of obtaining a pet pig as many vets do not see nor treat them. Having a good knowledgeable vet is vital for the pigs welfare. In conclusion, again let it be stated, a person considering a pig as a pet can be assured of a loving and intelligent pet for many years, if they are willing to learn about their pet and make a long-term commitment to pig parenthood. Noah's Ark Potbellied Pig Rescue and Sanctuary is available to help in educating the potential parent, and anyone interested in learning about the pig as a pet.
Noah's Ark Potbellied Pig Rescue and Sanctuary. is a non-profit educational organization that provides information and literature on the potbellied pig as a companion pet to those willing to learn about their pet and make a long-term commitment to pig parenthood.
Noah's Ark Potbellied Pig Rescue and Sanctuary is not involved in breeding nor do we encourage prospective pig owners to seek breeders to obtain their pets. We do encourage those who would like to parent pigs to seek out a pig shelter or humane society and adopt a pig needing a home. We have, on occasion, put people desiring to adopt a pig in touch with shelters or families wishing to place their pigs. We also make information available to communities that are considering zoning changes to help them make informed decisions based on facts about potbellied pigs rather than undocumented opinions and urban legends. Pig Parenting Is Not For Cowards Noah's Ark Potbellied Pig Rescue and Sanctuary. http://www.noahsarkpbprescue.org/