Thursday, September 27, 2007

Old McChase went to the farm... E-I-E-I-O

I work with a teacher that has twin daughters that raise show pigs and she offered to let us bring Chase and Cade (his bestbud) by to see the week and a half old piglets. All I can say is 4H is definitely in our future! The babies were absolutely adorable, although a tad stinky, and just hilarious to watch. Chase was intrigued with the small ones, but wasn't quite sure what to think of the mamas that had to weigh in at 400 pounds easy! I didn't know it but the piglets are born with very sharp pointy teeth that are quickly cut off after birth. If you put your finger in the pen they will suck on it and although it took us a bit to get Chase to do it, he thought it was the funniest thing.

They had lambs there too (his daddy's former 4H love) and several barn cats. However, not to our surprise Chase's favorite was Shadow.... the resident dog! I'm so glad we took him down the farm so he could play with the dog, definitely worth the trip!