Reagan convinced our neighbor, Scott, to let her raise 4-H pigs with his son, Zach. We went to pick up their pigs for the Union County Stock Show pigs today. Reagan picked out a blue-butt barrow (castrated male) and named him Chip (she’s thinking Chip from Chip and Dale). Zach picked out a nice little gilt (female).
I remember what a pain in the butt dealing with lambs was, and I’m not so sure I’m ready to do all this again. Reagan is really excited to be able to actually sell her pig at the auction this year. Previously when she showed lambs, she wasn’t allowed to sell at the auction because she was just a Cloverbud (underage 4-Her), and she had to look for outside buyers.
Zach and Reagan making sure their piggies are warm and plenty of food and water.
Reagan’s pig, Chip, on the left and Zach’s pig on the right.