There she is, unnamed, but adjusting to her new home.
This morning, Junior and I loaded up the trailer and drove north to the farming community of Mayo to fetch his new young show pig. Our livestock fair is in March, so between now and then we'll need to grow this pig to at least 230 pounds, but not more than 280 pounds to be eligible for entry.
The ride to Mayo was a beautiful one through farms, ranches, and woodlands under a blue fall sky. It's a ride I'd like to take again without a schedule.
At the pig farm, we waited in line with other show pig buyers until it was our turn to get our pig. We had to wear cool plastic booties over our shoes so we didn't track in pig germs.
Lucky us, Junior is pals with the young man selling the pigs and he had previously picked "a good one" out for us.
She's a beaut with that long muscular body that the swine judges appreciate. We just need to take good care of her and enjoy the next 3 months with her.
She seemed to settle in quickly. When I checked on her, a few minutes ago with a flashlight, she was sound asleep in a fluffy pile of hay.
Junior is still undecided about what to name her.
I suggested Newton.
He giggled,but was noncomittal.
Feel free to make your own name suggestions and I will share them with him.
Just remember, I'm out of the loop on this one. He will be the one who decides.