The county fair starts this week and Caroline is getting her pigs and goats in show shape. Every evening, when the brutal heat of the day has lowered to maybe 90 degrees, she rousts the four pigs from their pen in the barn to walk around the barnyard. The black pig above is her favorite. She covers the pigs in cheap coconut-scented lotion so their skins don't dry out and crack. On Saturday, their bristles were clipped (shaved) so their muscles ripple. They are weighed on our scale and the feed ration is adjusted. There are a record number of hogs entered in the fair this year, so it's going to be fun.