Judgment Day & the Pig Quiz
Today’s the day for knowledge … judging, that is.
My youngest will head to the fairgrounds in a couple of hours to be questioned, tested and evaluated on her pig smarts. She’s been studying and memorizing parts of the hog. She even gave her pig a bath last night to celebrate the occasion.
The swine handbook is pretty darned detailed about all sorts of things. Luckily an 8-year-old first-timer doesn’t have to know the heavy stuff … at least not for a few more years.
Use your cranium for more than a hat rack. That’s what I always say.
Know your breeds … I mean, it’s not too confusing. There are Hereford cows and Hereford pigs. They look about the same. And then there are all of the ‘shire breeds. I think ‘Spot’ is easiest to remember.
And speaking of breed –ing, if I were a member of the porcine persuasion, I’d be an ideal breeding gilt. Seriously! I have a long, wide, rump and a roomy middle. I’m deep in the flank with a wide chest. And hey, you should see my long, deep muscular hams. Ha!
She’s ready for this knowledge judging. We’ve quizzed and questioned and answered and explained. Go forth and be confident, child. We’ll start re-painting the show box when you get home. Prosciutto the pig deserves the very best.
And fair time is fast approaching!