Saturday, March 21, 2009

Preparations for Hog Dog Trials!

As luck would have it, we drove through the central Louisiana town of Winnifield, as they were preparing for their annual Hog Dog Trails. Billed as a "family event" (sort of a dog rodeo, if you will), in which trained hunting dogs are released into a pen with a hog. The owner of the dog that best handles the pig recieves a sizeable purse of prize money. In anticipation of this event, several 1,000 pound cement pigs are dropped off all over town for local businesses to decorate. These are some of the things we learn on library stops during our homeschooling adventure!

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