"God made the country,
and man made the town."
I don't have any stitching that I can show so I must tell you about my little outing this weekend. I live in the city, always have most likely always will. My brother many years ago moved about a half hour away to Chino. At the time it was a very large dairy community. Most of the farms have left but a few still remain. Their local high school still offers FFA Club (that's Future Farmers of America for you other city folks). My nephew joined last year. This year he raised a pig and is working on a two year project raising a cow. Friday evening was the Junior Livestock Auction. And my family who doesn't want to miss anything headed out with friends in full force to see the aution. The evening starts off with a delicious dinner of a big plate of beef and pork, beans, salad, rolls, ice cream and all the milk and chocolate milk you want. All for $8.00 a plate. After dinner my nephew took us outside to see his cow, Maggy Moo. It was a treat to see her since she doesn't go to auction until next year. At that time she will be with calf.
When the auctioning was about to start and my nephew was going to go be with his pig the last thing he said to us was don't embarress him by cheering when he came out. Well telling my family that is like telling the sun not to rise. There are several dairy owners and business people there who bid on all the animals so the kids can earn some money. We knew when it was time for our pig to come up to auction we had to make an impression so he would get more per pound for his pig. I should tell you the name of his pig, Christopher Periwinkle Bacon, that's Chris P. Bacon for short.
That evening there was 74 animals being auctioned from rabbits, lambs, goats, sheer, heifers and pigs. Pigs are always last and my nephew was 71. Just before he was about to come out this is what my family looked like.
Well that is my little trip into county life. Anyone hungry for some bacon?
Always keep love in your stitches,