If villains are to be involved, I imagine their relationship with the girl to be more playful (atleast in her perspective), aswell as having something for them to go after (maybe she rummaged something of their junk or want some kind of potion, or to eat the pig?) Perhaps she can go out to the big city sometimes for supplies? I'll have to read up on Southern Folklore but I imagine theres a lot of episodes to be had there.
And, for a little girl protag, I'd becareful. Pic related.