Just take a look at this sweet thing.....He loves having Trey brush him down.
I really feel bad for all the AG kids this year. They have all spent numerous hours each day, taking care of their Show Animals.
We have three grandkids showing Pigs this year......Tori, Trey and Mylee.....
They got them in October when the pigs were so teeny tiny, and they have raised them to weigh around 275 each. A lot of time was spent feeding, walking, washing, grooming and caring for their pigs.
Tori had Two pigs, Trey had Two pigs and since this was Mylee's first year to show a pig, she had one.
Did I mention that it cost a lot of money to raise a Show Pig?
This morning, it was time to say Good-bye to their pigs that they had become attached to. It's really difficult when they name their pigs, because they then become pets.
The kids loaded up all 5 pigs and took them to the County Livestock grounds, where the big truck was there, waiting to load the pigs. From there they went to be processed.
This has definitely been a learning year. They've learned that even through all their hard work, things in life happen that are out of our control. You just have to dust your hands off and start preparing the pens for the NEW season ...Coming in October.
Regardless of the financial loss as well as having to say good-bye to the pigs that they had looked so forward to showing off......all three of them...Tori, Trey and Mylee.....had a fun time raising Bessie, Ben, Portia, Dude and Pinkie.