If you didn't know already, potbelly pigs get pretty big. I would like to introduce you to a wonderful boy, "Scout the Snout" he is a part of the joostdesigns family.
One of his baby pics around 5 months old. He was just a were little boy. Always has his nose in something. Fun pig fact: Pigs LOVE to root (dig in the ground and eat up the roots). This is a very enjoyable piggy event and if you decide you want a pig for a pet, just keep an eye on this big boy and learn about what it takes to have a pig.
Do you have a veterinarian who is comfortable working with pigs and willing to come to you? It is important to spay and neuter your pigs, just like you would any of your other pets. To many pigs are finding themselves homeless because people think they want one and then realize they are nothing at all what they expected them to be. Please take responsibility for the new family member if you decide to get a little nose digger. Scout is a lot of work and needs love all day long, especially in the mohave desert.
They told me he is not going to get more than 50 pounds. (Stop and think really hard about this one... when was the last time you saw a mini pig, aside from it being a piglet)? Where is the mom and dad pig? Find out how big they are. Most mini pigs (micro pigs are not a real breed) he will get up to 150-200 pounds. This is not an understatement and your pig will be at a healthy weight.
To find out more on pig ownership visit "Scout the Snout" on Facebook. Be his friend for the latest updates on scout and his factoids.
"Gathered Threads" (aka Kumihimo)
Originating in Japan, Kumihimo is becoming more and more popular among western jewelry designers. Threads are weaved together in a rope like pattern creating a very tight weave. Some designs are more circular in style, while others can be square.
I enjoy creating Kumihimo jewelry using at least eight threads and embellishing them with hundreds of beads (estimate an average of no less than 400 beads for a bracelet and 800 beads for a necklace all the way up to multi-strand designs.)
Time consuming as it is, kumihimo has a very therapeutic feel when you start weaving the threads together over and over and over again, until your piece is at the desired length.
This ancient technique is so inspiring to me that I will continue to help evolve and transform it into my jewelry designs.
Jennifer Joost, Las Vegas, Nevada. Jewelry and graphic artist and designer. Art is and has always been a passion of mine throughout my entire life. I design with the intent of bringing joy and happiness all around me.