Thursday, April 9, 2009

I love Hawgs, Hogs, and I'm Really Warmin' up to Piggies! I love lambs, too!

Last Tuesday, as President Obama got off the Helicopter in front of the White House, he was carrying a baby piglet under each arm. The squared away Marine guard snaps to attention, "Nice pigs, Sir." The President replies: "These are not pigs. These are authentic Arkansas Razorback Hogs. I got one for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and I got one for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi." The squared-away Marine again snaps to attention, salutes, and says: "Excellent trade, sir."
Oh, dear I hope I didn't offend you say, "Take the story down!" The dear girl that sent it too me... is flushed in the face and I know she regrets it. But...being from Arkansas (not me, her) I can see she was just moved to send it to me because I love those Fightin' Hawgs. Actually, since Hillary is from Arkansas, she won't be upset much. I know the Marine was proud...because I saw the new fighting jets that are being built in Arkansas and they have "Hawgs" as a logo, actually painted on the jet-fighters. Kewl.

This is my darling grand-daughter with a little piggy. She wanted to hold a new one so bad we went up to love on 'em. They smell like newborn puppies, but they were screaming away...Steve is the only one that didn't kiss 'em good-bye. I didn't get near the sow. I have a sow-biting history with a number of expectant sows and new mothers. Why do sows hate me, was I imprinted with "Watch yourself, this old gal will poke you with needles?" So-- I give shots when required. If anyone can ESP with animals, could you spread the word that is a necessary part of raising farm animals. Tetanus is fun?

The babies looked so much like "Babe" and "Wilbur". And were just the most darling creatures, ever. Don't think that I never see the big ones. I've seen the feral ones and I've seen thousands of pigs at the fair over the years. Steve and I counted...I've been to each fair since I was a baby, 58 years. I've been active in 4-H and FFA for 39 years. I can't believe it. I guess I will this year too, but taking pictures.

Dustin's little girl still loves the little lambies and they don't smell like puppy dogs, they smell like raw lanolin and the Finnsheep wool is just so soft! Note to Me...favorite sedative: carding wool and neatly making rolags.

Piggies, Pigs, we wooshed 'r Hands and The Piggly-wigglies were too Hard To Really Kiss. Grandma Was Freaked-out & A Good Parents Joke Like Always.


The Knappy Crew said...

Cute post. I love Eirelys new friend the piggie. Where did, how did you get that cute leather tag at the bottom of your post? It is sooooo awesome!

jenkinsfamliypost said...

sweet pictures. eirely is sure a farm girl

nikkicrumpet said...

OH Man....those lambs and the little pig...too darn cute! And the little one looks like she wants to be a farmer someday...but only raising them...not eating em!