Tuesday, January 24, 2006
The two FFA fair pigs are growing rapidly and are completely tame. A rub on the back will cause them to press against you while leaning to expose their bellies for rubbing.
They love Gatorade. I mean they LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. It's a good economical source of electrolytes when they are feeling bad...cheaper than Pedialyte and very effective.
I have learned a lot about pigs in the 3 years that we have raised swine for the fair. They get dirty, but are careful to use far corners of the pen for body wastes. They look you in the eye, they nibble everything to test for edibility, they view you and anything else as a possible scratching post, and they love to drink.
Mia will sit and catch water droplets or slurp from the hose for as long as you can stand to be the pig sprayer.
Two months to fair time.
Posted by R.Powers at 6:33 AM