Beyond the Green Screen: Me vs. 290lb Pig
Last Tuesday I was given the opportunity to participate in the “Celebrity Showmanship” at the Rock Island County Fair. I was to show a pig and impress the judges with my hog knowledge. I had no previous experience working with farm animals but I accepted the challenge. I was showing for the chance to win money for the Relay for Life of Rock Island County.
After training with Mya in the barn, it was my turn to show everyone what I had learned. I walked the pig around the arena the best I could and answered the judges questions correctly. It was actually a lot of fun!
In the end I made the top 7 and won $100 for Relay for Life. I was grateful but a little disappointed I didn’t make the top 3. Did the judges not see my belt?! Did they not see what I collected on the bottom of my boots?!