Earlier this month we sent our pigs to the county fair. After 3 years of raising pigs over the summer, we finally figured out:
A) How to get the pigs from the very back of our one-acre lot- through the farm gate, past the garden (which they could destroy in point-five seconds)...and between the yard gate into a waiting trailer.
Lucky day Grandpa Anderson visited the pigs (and the Olsen's) at the farm. It's fun to ask advice from my dad. He grew up on a farm and fled fled fled for a better and cleaner life. I'm sure he wonders where I came from when I run to the dirty germ-infested farm life (wait, that's my mom).
While looking at tractors with Chloe, he laughed when she saw a small tractor and exclaimed "Oh that tractor is A-dorable!".
Here's Olsen's-Don't-Know-What-They're-Doing Part II. We sold 7 goats a month before fair, just wanting to get them off the property and be done.
Lo and behold we see one of our goats showcased at the fair, with a purple grand prize ribbon. We wanted to yank it and put it on OUR chest, after all we bottle fed these goats for two stinkin' months. Give me that ribbon!
Here's Chloe in the last-place stall with Petunia the Pig. We're just starting to realize that there's a good chance that the fair will be during Leif's birthday every year. So this little trooper hung out at the fair while everyone puffed about sister and her pig. She got $11 for showcasing her pig, and little brother couldn't believe it! I know he was calculating what Legos he could buy if he had that money.
Here's a little reminder at the fair. Leif's holding up 7 fingers so we know that this fair year, he turned SEVEN.
Leif is great. Here's what makes him an awesome part of our family:
He loves his baby brother twin. Every morning he gets him out of the crib and brings him to me.
He is quiet and observant, but surprisingly confident. I was afraid he would be sensitive about things (friend troubles, or ?) but he is always quick to laugh.
He and little brother Isaac play together all summer. Isaac's friends are all Leif's buddies, and Leif lets him tag along without a complaint. They really are best little buds.
He is an awesome reader, the best in his class.
We had a party for him before the fair, so we made sure he felt special on his day. Buenos Dias folks!