We all loved this extremely naughty goat who was doggedly determined to eat anything and everything in his reach. He devoured half of this poster before it was *finally* moved beyond his furthest stretch. Maybe he was a very literate goat who didn't like being reminded that he and his pen mates are Meat Goats?
Pax adored these little chicks and watched them for long minutes...
We watched the pigs with their handlers as they were judged in the ring. Unlike when the goats were in the show ring, the pig handlers each had a large, sturdy piece of plywood with a handle cut into the top. I couldn't figure out what they were for until two large sows started squealing and were all up in each other's grill, grunting and pushing each other. The boards came out to separate the pigs, and peace was restored once more. My mom, observing the pigs and their handlers, turned to me and said, "Not a bad idea for your kids, eh? Get a pig board and separate them when they start fighting like that!" Personally, I think that is one of the most brilliant parenting suggestions she's ever passed down to me.
Last year, my mother-in-law made matching John Deere tractor shirts (or dresses) for every one of the 10 Vanoni great-grandchildren. All I have to say is with as many compliments as they received on their shirts, I'm pretty sure they'd be shoo-ins for Best in Show: