Beltrami County Fairgrounds
I love when story ideas come to me. This is just such a story. Wilbur is a pig, I first ‘met’ him on Facebook. Yes, he has his own FB page. It was fun to follow him through the Summer to the county fair. I had a great afternoon with Wilbur, and found him to be a perfect gentleman. The next time you call someone calls me a pig I will smile and remember Wilbur and consider it a compliment.
This is Wilbur’s story:
August 9, 2011
So much to reflect on my last night in the pen… Tomorrow night my five fellow swine and I get loaded on to the trailer. We will spend the night there, then journey to the Beltrami County Fairgrounds on Thursday.
It’s been a good life, here on the farm. I had the great fortune to find a laptop computer upon my arrival here as a young piglet. It’s a good thing I’m such an intelligent animal. Typing came easily! Facebook was a breeze to set up. I’ve gathered quite the following on my page!
The first things I remember about my arrival here on the farm were the horses. They kind of stood and looked at us. I felt sorry for them. They are not the brightest creatures.
All day long my fellow swine, Pigory, Pigtricia, Meatzilla, Porkers III, Traveler, and I eat, sleep, drink and poop. I play on Facebook. We are happy animals. We have grown substantially since arriving here in the spring! The farm is a pleasant place to call home. The people are nice, and even the chickens aren’t too bad. I still feel sorry for the horses. Although, they have given us some entertainment, especially the black mare called Dixie. She is a stubborn one and does not like to load in the new trailer the farmer just bought.
All summer we have been doing our best to look as perfectly porcine as possible. The farmer is known to remark on the quality of my butt. Yes, even visitors to our farm have remarked about the state of my behind. Apparently, it looks pretty good! I hope I win a blue ribbon!!!
The fair is August 10 through the 14. I make my arrival there on the 11th, just in time for the pig show. I hope I get a lot of visitors! I do love to greet people. My 4-H-ers are excited to show us off. They have worked hard feeding us, cleaning our pen, filling our water tank, and cleaning up after Pigory and Pigtricia. (They are the messiest of the six of us.) I am looking forward to Sunday when the 4-H kids will all compete in a fun game called “Paint a Pig!” I have heard it’s a real crowd pleaser!
Yes, it’s been a good life, and a happy summer.