1. For I awaken each day in a bed of fresh straw.
2. For I walk in the sun and lay in cool soil.
3. For the air I breathe is fresh and fragrant of life.
4. For there is much green food of a wide variety to eat.
5. For I may run and snort and play tag with my siblings.
6. For it is much fun and pleasurable to do so.
7. For to lie and roll in a mud wallow is a luxurious thing.
8. For there are trees here that will bear acorns and walnuts.
9. For I shall eat the acorns and walnuts, and they are delicious.
10. For Farmer Merry knows where to scratch me, and she does so.
11. For all that glisters is gold, if it is a little red pig in the sunlight.
12. For I may root in the dark soil if I wish to.
13. For I am a happy, healthy little red pig living on this farm in the Ozarks.
Merry Schepers lives on a farm with her heritage pigs in Nixa, MO.