Friday, November 12, 2010

Farmer Fridays - Bubby Says


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.



  1. Sounds like you have another speaker in your house for agriculture. You can be proud of him.

  2. Love this post! Bubby is already teaching folks all about the farm :)

  3. Hog Farmer Wife aka Christy from KansasNovember 13, 2010 at 12:03 AM

    Cute story! My hog farmer hubby has that same tie!

  4. Too cute! I did an ed program @ Baby Boy's school this week on turkeys. I asked them to name a part of a turkey. Of course, it was my child who told the class that turkeys have poop...just like him. Nice, right? :)

  5. Cute - but it only gets better the older they get - my 11 year old informed her "town" friends the other day how to tell the difference between a bull and a steer "you look for the nut sack between the back legs!"

  6. I LOVE that he is already a "pig man!" Marc must've been sooo proud! :)

  7. When I was in Kindergarden my teacher asked us was a baby goose was called and I answered a gosling, she said no it's called chick. I tried to correct her, but she claimed she was right. I went home and told my mom and she wrote a note to the teacher the next day telling her that it is called a gosling. So good for Bubby keeping his teachers on their toes.

  8. Love this post! Our little man is a cow boy and we had a talk about bull vs steer just this am on the way to school! Our teachers too get an earful I'm sure... ;-0


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