Sunday, March 12, 2006
Dawn Pig Shampooing
Warning: This fair post will consist of multiple photo posts since I never (well, once) can get Blogger to actually post multiple shots in a single post. Just do that scrolly thingie that you do so well....
We made it into the Suwannee River Fair! The pigs weighed in at 230 for Bodonky and 250 for Mia Ham. Bodonky just made it, but she's in.
Yesterday was quite a day. I got up before dawn and rousted the two FFA pig farmer siblings for pig loading. Out in the dark garden, we used bananas and craisons to lure the piggles up the earthen ramp and into the hog box in the back of the old pickup.
The loading went pretty well. We were trying not to stress the pigs, they're sensitive and can keel over dead in a pig version of sudden death syndrome if you overwhelm them. They went back and forth up the ramp munching. First one would be in the truck pen while the other nibbled something on the ramp...then they would trade places....then, finally, they both walked into the pickup pen together.
SLAM! The pen door was shut and stress point (ours) number one was over. We drove over to the hose and the kids shampooed them. When they were sufficiently clean, we headed to the fairgrounds.
More on that in the post below...
Posted by R.Powers at 9:28 AM