It was a little hot in the hog barn yesterday afternoon, and Big Booty Judy was thirsty.
My youngest daughter, Reagan’s, piglet she is raising for fair.
Reagan convinced our neighbor, Scott, to let her raise 4-H pigs with his son, Zach. We went to pick up their pigs for the Union County Stock Show pigs today. Reagan picked out a blue-butt barrow (castrated male) and named him Chip (she’s thinking Chip from Chip and Dale). Zach picked out a nice little gilt (female).
Last week was the Morrow County Fair, and it was Emma’s next to last year showing pigs for 4-H. This year, her pig’s name was Thor. He was HUGE! I was able to go to Heppner Thursday to watch her in conformation and Friday for showmanship. She did awesome, and I am so proud of her! I am constantly amazed at the gorgeous young woman who has taken the place of my chubby-cheeked cherub baby, and I can’t wait to see what the world has in store for her as she starts her senior year in high school. Continue reading
I’ve been working on writing this post in my head for a while now, and I decided the only way to actually get it done was to sit down and start typing. If a stranger looked at my life during the year 2011, they would probably think it was a horrible year that I am happy to leave behind. They would be a little bit accurate – there were specific events and activities in 2011 that I would just as soon forget and leave behind. With a quick glance, all the focus would be on the negative events because they were the biggest; however, on further investigation there were far more positive activities, events, and blessings that happened and outweigh all the negativity. I’m going to re-cap my year by month, and hopefully I’ll be able to link to a previous post for each subject I talk about. Continue reading