Bubby loves his pigs. Truly since Day 1, he has been a pig man and our conversations almost always have something to do with a pig or involve a pig.
He was so proud to wear his pig tie when Big Sissy graduated from Pre-K.
He could barely contain himself at the State Fair this summer sitting next to the beautiful 2010 Indiana State Fair Queen that grew up on a pig farm.
And he couldn't wait to show Little Sissy his pigs and the real pigs when she was born.
Needless to say we were more than a little bit nervous when Bubby started Pre-K this year. Although we love to educate others about our farm, we could only imagine what he would tell them.
When I picked him up from Pre-K today, his teachers asked me what a gilt was. I had to laugh to myself as I could only wonder what he had told them about a gilt. (A gilt is a female pig that has never had a litter of pigs. Once she has a litter of pigs, she is called a sow.)
Earlier in the week, they were making a list of what they were thankful for and Bubby said he was thankful for his Black gilt, Blackie, that would soon be having pigs. They both laughed and said they knew it had to be some kind of pig, but they didn't know what.
I guess at age 5 Bubby is already doing a great job of educating others, even his teachers, about our amazing family farm. I'm sure his teachers knew they would get an education from their Pre-K students, but I wonder if this is what they had in mind.