Thursday, June 11, 2009

Pig Love

Yesterday it was chicken love, today it's piggy love.

Jessie's been working hard with these pigs - and I am sooooo glad we started early:) A lot of kids wait until 2 or 3 weeks before the fair to start walking their pigs - but because Jessie's are about 40 lbs. ahead of schedule, we started now so we can get them to the point of walking every day for 30 to 40 minutes to help with weight gain.

I am just thankful that we have an advisor who is willing to come over and spend time with her - he was here early yesterday afternoon to show her how to start training them, and then last night she tried it on her own. I think he's been over at our house helping her 3 or 4 times in the last week.


She is supposed to keep them away from walls and out in the open - but I think at this point it is more "fun" than "work" for her. She does better when Jason is around - what does Mom know anyway????


Gina said...

love the video. Perhaps it'll be better when there's not so many distractions for the pigs.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Niki RuralWritings said...

LOL, pigs are the most entertaining farm animal I think. Especially when you throw a few toys in their pen!
Watching the video reminded me of the time 4 of ours got out and I had to "herd" them (almost impossible to do) in the pouring rain, out of our neighbours garden, with 3 small boys to help me. I still don't know how we managed to get them back in their pen. LOL
Have a blessed day

scrappy quilter said...

I love reading about the pigs. Too cute!! She is certainly a farm gal, that one!!

Miriam said...

That is just the cutest! Hurray for your daughter and her determination!

marit said...

She's doing so well! Herding pigs is NOT easy! We had two several years ago, they were in an outdoor pen the whole time, and they would break out from time to time...I was alone with 2 little ones- I had to get the bucket to get them back in, but I have to confess I was terrified of their snouts! They had been out all summer with their snouts moving rocks and roots, so they were pretty strong! But they are so much fun! Thanks for sharing the video:-)

Anonymous said...

Good Luck!
Susan in Wooster

em's scrapbag said...

What a great learning experience for her.
I love your chicken salt and pepper shakers. What fun.

jacquie said...

good for jessie. i always admired those kids who could keep control of their pigs! hope all is well at your've got a busy time coming up with all those animals. when's the fair?

APA said...

I just love your videos, Kris! Jessie is amazing. I hope it will always be a fun life for her!

Happy Friday and a fantastic weekend to you & yours!

Ana :)

warren said...

It is so exciting to see your kids so into showing animals...I love it!!!

audreypawdrey said...

That is really neat! It is awesome that their advisor is so dedicated to helping, too.

Salute said...

This is too cute and I wish much luck.