Monday, June 15, 2009

ON THE HOOF

Roscoe2-cropped You never know what you’re going to find when you’re out junking. One of the things I found this weekend was . . . a pig.

Yes, a real, live, large-economy sized (1,100 lbs.) PIG. His name was Rosco. He wasn’t raised to be a pork dinner—he was the family pet. Mostly he just nuzzles around looking for something to eat.

At first I missed Rosco. I went into this little barn, which SMELLED really BAD. But, there was lots of neat stuff inside, and I poked around and found a few things to buy. I’d already gotten in the car when my husband said, “Take a look at that pig.” I thought he was being rude about one of the sale’s customers, and was about to berate him when I spied Roscoe. Whoa! I’ve seen pigs before, but never close up.

Goat1--cropped I grabbed the camera and asked the guy running the sale if I could take a picture. “Sure, go ahead!” So, I walked up to the electric fence, which held not only Roscoe, but a cow (who was happily munching hay) and a goat. (Never got their names.)

Of course, that got everyone’s attention, and the next thing you know there were kids and a woman who once had a pet pig (same size as Roscoe) in the pen petting him. He seemed to like it.

2_Donkeys The guy also said they had a miniature stallion, but I didn’t get his picture. (Too bad, he was really handsome—and he didn’t look like a pony, either.) They also had two donkeys, who didn’t seem that interested in being photographed—but they didn’t complain, either.

Along the route, we saw a snapping turtle crossing the road (whew--yes, he made it!) and a wild turkey ran in front of our car. (Oops! we almost had a fine dinner.)

It just goes to show you, you just never know what you’re going to find when you go out junking.

3 comments:

Wanda said...

Hello Ivy I haven't been by for a while, and what a hoot about the pig, it reminded me of the pet pig we had named Porky. If you held up food for him he would dance on his hind legs. Thanks for the Memories. TTFN

Sares said...

Sounds like you were at an animal farm/petting zoo. Did you find any good junk amongst the critters to make the trip worthwhile? The animals probably brightened the day up for you anyway, especially since you don't have to clean up after them.

Ivy Bend said...

Hi, Sares (with a wave to Wanda). Yeah, I actually got the little yellow rose creamer and the rose cup and saucer at that sale. They had nice stuff--but PU that barn did not smell good!