Pet Pigs in the Forest

A True Story of Off-grid Life

Sitara Morgenster
Correspondent New Zealand Aotearoa
4 min readAug 25, 2021

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Freedom Is Too Flighty to Be Photographed by Me, So I’m Using This Photo by Jonathan Kemper on Unsplash.

I’d never seen a pig in my forest until a new neighbor bought the house across the road and befriended piglets from the woods behind his property. Five years of no pigs; only birds, mason wasps and other insects, spiders, geckos, frogs, mice, worms and, occasionally, a possum. And now this.

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Sitara Morgenster
Correspondent New Zealand Aotearoa

Forest Reporter & Creativity Correspondent | IFJ-accredited Journalist | Using my head to write from the heart.