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This Little Piggy

Minimizing food waste has always been high on our radar. When an opportunity came up to take our food waste to feed some local pigs, we jumped on it.

Of course, the guides take care of extra human-eatable food. Guides know to never pass up delicious food. But watermelon rinds? Fruit and vegetable scraps? Perfect for these little piggies.

These pigs are Kunekune pigs. They are a breed from New Zealand. A few of them have names, but our favorite is Rosie, a big white female. We have been feeding them for about 4 years.

The pigs live on the common land in the Three Meadows community of San Juan Island. The HOA owns 210 acres and is managed by property owners. To learn more about three meadows, visit

Brooke grew up spending her time on the lakes, rivers, and forests of Michigan. She graduated from Central Michigan University in 2015 with a degree in Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Science all while spending almost every weekend biking, rock climbing, skiing or ice climbing. She spends her summers guiding for Crystal Seas and TerraTrek in hopes of sharing her love of exploring the outdoors.

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