Sunday we took a drive over to Maine and bought 5 piglets. We are planning to mark-up and sell three locally to recoup the money spent. The woman who watches my grandson (home daycare) has a lot of land and a barn, and a big fenced in area for her dog, no livestock though. I told her we were getting piglets and she said that is something they might want to do. We usually get her a gift cert. for $40.00 to a local restaurant for Christmas, but things are a bit tight right now with two mortgages (sale of our mobile home fell through.) I just called and spoke with her husband who had the day off and offered him a Christmas pig. He politely declined. What is up with people? They could fill thier freezer with the cost of feed and processing! It isn't like a huge amount of work for goodness sakes. Makes me wonder..... maybe a McDonald's Gift Certificate this year?