Reagan and Her Pig

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).

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Emma & Thor

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

My Year – 2011 In Review

Amy January 2011

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