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Sign of the Farmpocalypse

Every issue of Sports Illustrated has a brief quote titled Sign of the Apocalypse , a humorous but true sports news item that makes you wonder--have we gone too far? In that spirit, I present another installment of Sign of the Farmpocalypse, because I just can't make this stuff up. A newspaper in Australia was forced to issue a correction about a story on pigs that were endangered during a flood. They originally reported 30,000 pigs as being lost, when actually the farmer said, "30 sows and pigs." [Note: I realize this clips is from 2011.]

Snapshots on the Farm - Auction Edition

Morgan and her cousin were big helpers at our pig auction this weekend.

Tomorrow

Tomorrow is our annual pig auction  and the kids (and Husband) are all quite excited. In fact, it's 10 p.m. on a Friday night and I am the only one still up. Tomorrow is going to be a HUGE day. Preparations for tomorrow started last September when Husband had to plan out which sows would be mated with which boars , so we could have little pigs the right age in April. Husband has been working hard the past two weeks to sort out the pigs he wants to sell (the pigs are being auctioned to 4-H kids and families who want to take a pig to the fair). Each pig has a new ear tag for easy identification during the auction and has had a haircut by world-renowned pig groomer,  Claude' . Tomorrow, we will load up the pigs on multiple hog trailers, gather up all the 4-H volunteers and family members we can find and head out to the local fairgrounds, where we'll wash each pig (and by "we," I mean the kids) and put them in pens for families to review prior to the a