On Friday I was able to get away to the Hennepin County Fair. The friend I went with used her small digital camera to take this "footage" of the Vietnamese Pot-bellied piglets. She gave me permission to post it so I could better discuss the fair. Unfortunately what looks great on my screen seems rather posterized once I got it up on the web. There's nothing for it—a video camera purchase is necessary.
I still think that you can see enough detail to know how adorable and ungainly these little guys (males and females) were. I was amazed that the runt of the litter was less than 1/3 the size of the largest offspring. They all seemed content, however, to wobble about in their large pen, investigate the cushioning possibilities of stunt falls on hay, and hit their mom up for refreshments as needed. (If you can't see the embedded video click here to go to YouTube.)
The piglets were part of a rather expansive animal "petting zoo" that was tented and clean, and filled with goats, sheep, and a range of cattle that I found surprising: bison, Scottish Highland, Brahma, Holstein, Texas Longhorn, Water buffalo, Yak, Zebu (the sacred cow of India!), and some I'm sure I'm forgetting.
On the way home my friend's sister called her. We put her on speaker phone.
Friend: I just fed a bunch of goats and sheep $9 worth of oats.
Roz: You just fed them 3 cents worth of oats you paid $9 for.
Much laughter—such is the fun of going to a fair. Tomorrow I will post more about this county fair experience.