Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Curls Before Swine!

Elizabeth, is a Mangalitza pig, who was auctioned at a market in Lancashire, United Kingdom, April 25. Mangalitza pigs are an ancient breed that was nearly wiped out in the 1990s. They are now bred at farms all over Europe, prized for producing high-quality meat. The pigs are being raised now in the United States. Elizabeth set off a bidding war at auction. She was sold, for $364, to Tim Fitton, a farmer who wanted the pig not for slaughter but for his 11-year-old daughter. "My daughter Alice really took a shine to it," Fitton, 51, told the U.K.'s Telegraph. "We have got to promote these new breeds and it will be interesting to see what happens when we take her home and our own pigs see her. I hope we can breed from her."


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I grew up in Chautauqua County, NY. I graduated from Edinboro University of Pennyslvania in 1981 with a BFA in Jewelry and Metalworking. I have been married 31 years. I currently run a small business with my husband. We both enjoy the outdoors and animals a great deal and live on a tiny farm in Western, NY.