A Swine Story: Learning the cycle of life at the County Fair

By Morgan Timms
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Posted 8/30/18

Every night before 10-year-old Alexia Martinez goes to bed, she says, "Goonight Jimmy Dean. I love you!" to the pig she has been caring for all summer. Twice a day, she has been taking him on walks …

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A Swine Story: Learning the cycle of life at the County Fair

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Every night before 10-year-old Alexia Martinez goes to bed, she says, "Goonight Jimmy Dean. I love you!" to the pig she has been caring for all summer. Twice a day, she has been taking him on walks around her Llano Quemado neighborhood to prepare him for his Taos County Fair debut. Now a bonafide member of the Outlaw 4-H Club in Llano, Martinez was also showing livestock at the fair for the first time. For her parents, Charlotte and Max Martinez, raising livestock and being a part of 4-H is an important experience for their daughter. "4-H is a good family enrichment program, out of school. She's learning. We're learning," Max told The Taos News. 

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