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The Swallow Belly's at Monika Hänni's Farm in Switzerland

It was special to visit Monika Hänni in Switzerland.

She breeds Swallow Belly's for over 19 years. In Switzerland the Mangalitsa is called Wollschwein / Wooly Pig. Most breeders in Switzerland have the Swallow Belly's she told me.

Karins farm is in the beautiful mountains. She, her husband and the 5 kids live in a typical old Swiss Farmhouse. She also told me that the most breeders only have 2-3 sows and the boars are shared by the breeders. So these lucky sows go on 'Boar-Holiday" lucky girls ;-)...or maybe the boys are even more lucky...who knows!

Enjoy the pictures, Barbara

They are always the first who want to say hi.....

Monika stared breeding 19 yeas ago, she still is in love with this breed!

Nope no food this time...

Spring is coming!

Enjoying some fresh vegetables.

In Switzerland they are called "Wooly Pig" / Wollschwein

The bee house.

Beautiful Swiss cattle

Who has his own name painted in wood? Monika has!

The bread oven it takes some hours to get him going but than she could bake 18 kg of bread in it. Enough for a little village ;-)

From 1795 is this building

This winter they have used these ones not so very often but its you never know!

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