Farm Hertiage Day reflections
Thanks to all to help make Farm Heritage Day possible. With very wet conditions and an extremely difficult preparations it went well. It was great to see Wayne and Lavon making soap, the mule pressing cane and to hear the music. Wayne and Lavon play with the Crystal River and for two people playing during all that they sounded really good. The sound of the engine turning the grist mill made music to many ears as well.
The first day of the 2016 STOCKPIG SEASON go off to a good start. The young pigs had to be brought in only about 2.5 weeks ago. For so short a training period they did well. They actually improved as the day went on. Yes , there were surprises. Two of the pigs that were originally trained raced among themselves showing some good speed but also revealing a lack of concentration on running. I believe we can look forward to a good series of racing the next few weeks.
Polar Bear #6 comes through at the day's end to claim first place!! Polar bear earned 51 points and is sponsored by Chadburn Feed in Chadburn , NC. She won three of the last four races to take the lead away from Rascal # 9 who earned 42 points. Thumpkin #7 came in third with 36 points. Thumpkin is sponsored by Wilmington Road Runners. Half-pint #3 with 33 points was the biggest surprise of the day. She was ranked to finish last or next to last prior to Saturday. Jill be little #1 was next and Crystal Star #5 sponsored by Scott’s Farm & Family finished last. Before Saturday the rankings projected a tight race among Polar bear, Thumpkin, Crystal star with Rascal, Jill be little and half-pint considerably behind the top three racers.