Cove 2013 FFA Banquet

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The annual Cove School FFA Banquet was held last Friday night.  The FFA kids spent a lot of time soliciting donations, planning the meal, and organizing the evening.  It was not the first FFA Banquet I have attended, but it is the first one that directly involved one of my kids.  The banquet is free, and is open to the community. Continue reading

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