Saturday, July 21, 2012

Spotty at best

So, needless to say, we've been a little busy.

I'm posting this to say it'll be spotty posting this week...
I'll highlight with a few photos of the fair when I'm not feeling like I've been hung out to dry.  (These early days and late nights, and all the laundry each night because we all smell like we've been living in a pig barn...are quickly getting to me.)

Like this for one.

How's this for tight quarters...nothing like feet in your face!
These two were pen mates here at home, and can't seem to be without each other this week.  (Snickers on the left, and Elmo on the right.)  If one leaves the pen for a show, and the other is left alone...they act like they don't know what to do.

Of course, the fair is all new for them too.  There are hundreds of strollers and thousands of people going past their pens everyday.  There are new smells, hard floors, and they just don't know what to make of it.  They got used to running down our lane for their nightly walks.

Evan seems to be making a go of it, though.  He's a great helper and loves his pigs, even when they get a little annoying. (I think he still loves them...)

He and Grace have done great getting their pigs ready for the week.  They have fed them 3 times a day for months and walked them, washed them, and loved on them to get them used to us.  But then I see this...
If I were to name this it would go something like this:  "Texting IN a pig pen, while trying to look busy" by Grace Yoder.

I'm trying to remember back before cell phones, when I was in pig club and we sat around with friends playing cards all day, acting like we were taking care of our pigs.  It seems like such a long time ago.

So... sorry for the short post.  I'm trying.

Until later.

1 comment:

  1. It does seem like very long ago that it was you in that 4H pig barn. It will always be the highlight of preteen & teens to congregate, act cool, have crushes on all the chicks & dudes that walk the fairgrounds, competition, showmanship,tempting foods,rides, and great family memories. It is the hardest job you will ever love, but seeing your kids love it as much as you did....priceless! When all the yrs. are behind you....the house is quiet for the first are on their will look back & say...."I'm so glad we took the time, it was worth it...." See ya at the show!! Great job Yoder family!!


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