by Rachel | Aug 20, 2012 | At Home
Step One: Start with a Dirty Pig
Step Two: Start with a Pig Who Likes To Shower (see his smile?)
Step Three: Prepare to Get Wet (payback for your toddler bathtimes)
Step Four: Don’t Forget the Ears
Step Five: Don’t Forget the Belly
Step Six: Rinse Well
Step Seven: Hope the Judge Isn’t Looking the Other Way During Your Close-Up (there’s always next year…)
by Rachel | Aug 16, 2011 | At Home
It was Connor’s fourth year of 4-H this year and Miles’s first official year. We don’t have everything figured out yet, but are fortunate to have a great pig breeder (Thayne Egbert in Idaho) and a fantastic 4-H club, the Wild Hogs.
We usually bring the small weaner pigs home in April. They’re fresh-faced and cute.
They grow quickly.
And develop personalities.
Miles’s pig this year was especially well formed (look at that bubble butt!).
She was so well formed that she won her class on market day. (I was at the right place at the right time to catch this shot — Miles had just figured out they were first in class.)
Another year has gone and we’re looking forward to the next.