Not in a million years did I think my fashionista daughter, Kathi, would become a country bumpkin. Odd how people can and do change. Kathi, her husband and children have sown a garden for a couple of years now; their menagerie of animals have grown from the standard dogs, cats and guinea pigs to include horses, rabbits and chickens. And now their youngest daughter, Haley, has joined the local 4 H club, her project is to raise an animal for next local fair. Her animal is a nice pink, porky pig.
photo above...Haley's pig, trying to burrow under the lush, grassy weeds.
Haley is in a 4 H partnership with two other children, each has a pig, the pigs are being housed at Haley's as she has the space for them. Of course the other two children must do their share of caring for, cleaning, and nurturing these future fair animals.
photo above ... Haley in the shelter of the pig pen shade along with her charge of piggies. At the moment they would be considered young pigs but should grow and actually triple their weight and size before the day of the fair ... in just 3 short months!
photo above ... It's hard to keep the 3 young pigs together. Haley's pink pig wandered off to play in the deep grass and now the brown piggy is thinking about do the same.
photo above ... Ah alone at last. The black and white piggy now enjoys the luxuary of the shade and the cool, moist soil without the other two.
No, never in a million years did I think I'd see the day that my daughter would have pigs in her back yard.