I Am Local 6: Duck and pig best friends at Jeannie McAlpin’s A Small World Farm
A former teacher leaves the classroom for the farm. Four acres in Graves County cater to the farming lifestyle where the friendship between two animals would make Daffy and Porky jealous.
On a back country road in Graves County, there's A Small World Farm run by Jeannie McAlpin and her husband.
"This allows me to do things that I love and have a healthy lifestyle," said McAlpin.
Eight years ago, McAlpin started with chickens.
"The chickens kind of lead to more things and, probably, more because we care about what we eat and where our food comes from," said McAlpin.
Then came the goats, the cows and Hamlet, the miniature pig who has become quite the attraction. The McAlpins open their farm to school groups and birthday parties to get kids outdoors.
"I really enjoy seeing kids getting outdoors and learning about the outdoors, because we all know they're inside too much on their electronics," said McAlpin.
Every animal on the farm has a purpose except for Hamlet, and as McAlpin explains why as she gives tours around the farm.
"I'd say he is the cute part of the farm, and he acquired a friend last year when somebody no longer wanted their duck," said McAlpin.
Perry, the duck, is Hamlet's best friend.
"They sleep together. They eat together. If they get separated, the duck gets real anxious," said McAlpin.
A female duck cannot separate the bond between buds. One may have four hooves. The other, two webbed feet. One covered in mud. The other, feathers. Hamlet and Perry don't see their differences, only their friendship.
A Small World farm is on Hopewell Road in Graves County. For more information, you can visit the farm's Facebook page by clicking here.
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