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Sun In 2001 * Plumas-Sierra County Fair ago, sisters Liz and found out that raising recipe for family fun that two is compa- raising pigs, and she competition with from Greenville High and Heather has been on Heather is feeling the bit- emotions that come when you end is at hand, for she too high school this year. tear down the pen said: it is because he is afraid aiss having the pigs so much, Consuelo, will go out and 'and Liz laugh, remembering rst built the pen. all the work, but the sisters Picture with shovels and a SPent almost every waking :With their first two pigs, and they even tried to get their parents to let them sleep with the pigs. Their advisors, Carol Viscarra and Veronica Triton, told them to let their pigs get to know them, and the girls took that advice very seriously. The sisters smile fondly, remember- ing the times they would sit with the pigs and visit for hours. Liz read Ben Hur to them. Dad wres- tled with them in the grass. And, Mom fed them scraps. Those first-year pigs were very spoiled and very fat. The sisters learned fast, though, and Heather will be showing a much leaner, but still happily spoiled pig at the Plumas-Sierra County Fair this year. Her name is Splenda. Although Heather has been raising fair pigs for nine years, she still cries her eyes out when it is time to auction them off. It was worse back in the beginning, she said, when the kids would have to load their pigs up into the big truck that would transport them to the slaughter- house. It is still hard, but now the kids just See Pigs, page 10 nostalgic pug in199 when gze sisters prepared their Uz oraem d from hJoh schm md FTA that year. by pigs lor Umtr last fair com- W#dm mlay, August 1, 2001 * Page 9 Uz and Heather Burns were about to discover the joys of raising pigs nine years ago. Although it looks like they are ready to build the pig pen, it was actually their father, Scott, who did it. Photo submitted Raising pigs for the fair is a project the whole Bums family enjoys, including mother Consuelo, who tempts Arnie with a hose spouting the fresh, cool water he loves to play in. Photo by Nicia Higbee Construction Residential- Real Estate Quincy Portola 76 Crescent 24 W. Sierra (530) 283-2860 (530) 832-5591 Loyalton Downieville 604 Main Street 326 Main Street (530) 993-0758 (530) 289-3204 Truckee Kings Beach 11317 Deerfield Drive 8475 N. Lake Blvd. (530) 587-7464 (530) 546-7277 Mike Summerfield Area Mortgage Loan Officer (530) 283-2045 I~IM IlUmll LENDER Real People * Real Senn'ce * Real ~ce Member (08/01)