January 16, 2010

Our 1st Stock Show

Yesterday was the Bailey County Stock show. Here are a few hundred pictures from getting the pigs ready for the show to the sale. We had to clip all the pigs hair. That was a definite experience for us all!

Addyson was "lounging" on Bullseye while he was patiently waiting for his turn in the chute.
Bullseye did good, but calmed down when I talked to him. I am the one that is going to have a very hard time taking them to Klemkies to be processed!!
Any guesses on how MANY times Addyson fell off the hut during the past 3 months??
Poor Babe...she SQUEALED the entire time they were clipping her. She hated it! Addyson did not like hearing her cry like that either!
Finally the show pictures! These are the pens that the pigs were in. You can see Todd in the back with a blue shirt on.
This is the show ring where the kids showed all the different animals
Addyson loving on babe...Sorry I forgot to turn the picture!
We learned that alot of the time at the stock show you wait.... We did lots of waiting! LOL
Addyson and Riley, one day these two....
Last minute instructions from our good friend Sam! We had so many people helping us. There is NO way we could of done this without Sam, Curtis and the Myers family! THANK YOU all so much!!!!!
Here is Tyler showing Bullseye. He received 2nd, Reserved Breed Champion for Bullseye and 2nd place for Babe. We are so proud how both boys did. They loved it!
Here is Kamron showing Stripes. Kamron received 3rd for both Stripes and Sammy. Stripes was in a really tough class so we were ecstatic with 3rd place. The Grand Champion Pig came from that class. Sammy was our pig with a few joint problems and we never expected to get 3rd out of her! She had never been walked until the day of the show and Kamron did wonderful with her! (I was videoing and snapping pictures...sorry the pictures are blurry. Too many things in my hand!)
My boys!!! I think we are hooked on the pig farming! We are already talking about having 6 pigs next year and going to a major show. We had fun this year!!
Thanks Lisa for taking a family picture!! (We dressed the kids this year, next year Todd and I will look like Pig farmers too!)
Addyson and Jessie "patiently" waiting for the pee wee show to start.
Addyson walking Babe in the Pee wee show. 2 more years and she will be out there with pigs of her own. She is ready! She loved it as much as the rest of us.
All the little kids got 1st place ribbons.
Tyler with his Res. Breed Champion trophy for Bullseye.
Kamron with his 2 third place ribbons!
The day after the show they have the sale. Many items are auctioned off and the proceeds go to help the FFA and 4 H kids with their animals. When Tyler was walking Bullseye in the sale, Addyson was able to walk with him and carry his trophy. All 4 of our pigs got in the sale! We were so excited. We were hoping that each boy got one in the sale and they both had 2! FUN FUN!
Here is the picture from the sale
Here is Tyler with Babe
The architect that MISD used for all of their construction "bought" Babe. The money is a donation and the child keeps the animal. Here is Tyler with them. Addyson became friends with her little girl.
The secret to keeping the pig still for pictures was FOOD! I always wondered how they got them to stand so still! LOL
Here is KAmron walking the Stripes in the sale
Picture with Stripes
Mr GQ himself! Check out his PINK shirt! He loved it and so did I! Great choice Kamron!!!
Kamron with his "buyer" Thurman and Sam. Thank you!!!!
I never thought we would enjoy showing pigs like we did. We plan on traveling to Houston during Spring Break this year and visiting Dain and Crissy. While we are there we are going to check out the Houston Stock show and Rodeo!

I will post Christmas Pictures soon, maybe tomorrow! I was too excited about the stock show to post Christmas first!!