Friday, March 10, 2006
Pignorance Is Bliss
Our FFA fair pigs don't know it, but when the sun comes up today, it will shine on their last day of piggy bliss. Saturday is the pig weigh-in at the fair and they will move to a pen in a livestock pavillion.
For the next 5 days, the Suwannee River Livestock Fair will consume our lives. I plan to mainly blog the fair this week. Due to fair activities, my posts may be at odd times of the day instead of the "first thing in the morning post". Tonight...actually predawn early Saturday, we will coax the pigs up an earthen ramp and into the truck.
In the truck, they'll get a shampoo and a trim. (Yes, you read that correctly). Then it's off to the fair. The kids, and to some extent, the parents, will practically live at the fairgrounds for a while.
School is out Monday for the fair cattle and swine shows. Tuesday is a teacher work day so again the kids are free.
Wednesday is the swine sale, a real country auction. Bidders will pay inflated prices for each animal to support the kids who have raised and cared for them.
That will be the goodbye day.
Posted by R.Powers at 6:04 AM