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My mother and I bought a great pyranese because of the suggestions  
From permies.com about 20 days ago. We named her Pie just seems to roll off the toung. About 10 days ago wo bought a Hampshire/Yourkshire? Pig that is 2years old and has has three litters?. We paid $200 for hear the owners said she was bred. We built a nice pallet fence with 3/8 carriage bolt and supported with 4" 7' fence posts that were dug 2' deep and set in cement. Also I used only pallets that had "HT" stamped or burned on them meaning heat treated and not treated with chemicals. We even used a strong pallet for a gate that turned out nice and strong.  We used three sturdy hinges and what I thought was a suitable latch.  Then ran solar powered electric line all around the bottom of the fence. Even used 4 pallets to make her a nice sturdy covered pen. That first night we had a thunder and lighting storm I don't mind saying I never did like the lighting. Anyhow heather (the pig)
Bent that latch and took off for four days. My neighbor and I tracked her all over the hills around here and I tell you what pigs or at least Heather can really move/travel fast! Even when sighted we lost her. Mom and I live in Rice, WA and gave up on getting her back. We left the gate open and food and water inside and the next we saw she came and ate and drank it up. So we kept leaving food and water hoping she would come back to us. The next night it was very dark and Pie started barking well her version of it she is only 4 months old. I looked out the door saw nothing and chidded her for being afraid of the dark then went back inside. Five min later she started barking again so relucktenly
I looked back outside she was laying under our travel trailer with one paw and her head outside looking at the pen and barking. I got real hopefull and looked at the pen I could see nothing at first but then noticed a darker patch and the two glowing eyes. She was inside the pen making a food raid! I ran out and slammed the gate shut secured it like a barricade and went to praise Pie.
$200 down and just $100 more to go and Pie is paid for! Pie is a sweet little pup and does not bark for just anything. I always check what's got hey attention now. Mostly it's the deer. Now if I can get her to stop following me in my truck when I leave.
Ps wish I knew how to upload a pic of Pie and heather.
 
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Sam, great story... thanks for sharing your experiences with us.


As for uploading pictures - when you are making a new post below the text field box you type in you'll see two tabs
1. Options (this is the one showing) and 2. Attachments - click on Attachments to bring it to the front.

You will then see Filename and a text box to type it in, past that is the button BROWSE, click on browse to find your picture on your computer that you want to upload. When you find it, it will fill in the path and file name for you. Below that is the field called Description - this is where you can put a caption on your picture if you like.

When done you can click Add another file (picture) and repeat this process, or click Submit and be done with it.

We'd love to see your pig paddock and pie + Heather pictures, simply click on edit to add the pictures to your current post, or start a new post just for the pics.

If you have any troubles just email me and I'll be glad to help.

All the best,

Jami
 
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Nice story. About 2 weeks ago I saw a bred Hamp/York on the Spokane/CdA Craig's List. Described exactly as you describe yours.
Probably the same sow. Look forward to some cheap pork next year!
A soon-to-be litter of weaners, and a proven breeder. $200. That's one Hell of a deal.
You may need to rename her "Houdini".


 
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