On Saturday afternoon, a good friend of ours was having the first of his 3 4-H pig auctions. This one was a board sale that went on for 4 hours, and you gave your bids to 1 person who put it up for everyone to see. The kids had soccer games in the morning, and I had to run to Home Depot in the afternoon. But I drove right by his house.....3 cars there.
I call Todd, who is working. We'll go over there about 4 and see what is what. The last thing Todd said is ....we are agreed that we aren't going to State Fair this year, right?....absolutely....
We actually got to the auction about 4:45 and it was over at 6. As we walked in the door, I picked up a list of pigs he was auctioning off, and I get a bidder number... you never know what will happen....we don't have to use it.
At 5:55, I look for Todd - out of 35 pigs there were only bids on 11 pigs! Where do I find him? At the bid table of course, putting in bids on 2 pigs!
This one will be Jessie's State Fair pig:
The other one we picked for a companion (the one on the right).
So we now have 100 days to pack about 240 pounds on both of these guys, find a affordable camper to rent and get our entries into State Fair. Jessie's been after us for months that she wants to show something at the State Fair. She will get her wish. And even Tyler will get to show in the open show - if not Jessie's pigs one of the other pigs that will be down there that friends' of ours are taking (you can take up to 5 pigs to Ohio State Fair).
They came home about 10 last night. Actually, Todd went over to pick them up after we built a pig box to haul them in, and when they walked into the barn a heat lamp plug was smoking in the outlet! So Todd helped them put out the small fire that errupted and re-wire the outlet. I'm just so thankful that the barn and pigs didn't burn down!
And Jessie? She was out in our barn at 7:30 this morning sitting in the pen with the pigs making friends with them.