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Page 10 Wed sday, August 1, 2001 Fun In Sun In 2001 P[umas-Si rra Continued from page 9 gather up all their equipment and leave. It feels like abandoning a child. The pigs are really spoiled, Heather said. They are fed, kept clean, walked and talked to for so long. Then they are abandoned with their food dumped into the dirt. The butcher comes to get them later: Even with the sadness at the end, Morn still thinks that raising pigs is a great project for children, because they learn how to be responsible. She paid for all the feed and supplies tbr her daughters, and all the auction money has been put into special sav- ings accounts for college. "I probably would have spent it on junk anyway," Heather said about the money she wanted to spend back in the beginning. Now she is thankful her mother made them save it. Splenda runs around the yard shak- ing her head as if in agreement. "I'm going to miss the pigs next year," Consuelo said with a sad smile. Well, maybe not the disrupted flower beds the pigs love to root around in. Heather slowly leads Splenda between the daisies back to her pen. They have another two weeks to have fun in the sun in 2001. Photo by Alicia Higbee Heather Bums waits while Amie runs around the yard for a moment before being fed and washed off with a garden hose, an activity he thoroughly enjoys. Photo submitted In matching 4-H outfits, Uz and Heather Bums parade their pigs behind an older 4-H member during one of their first times showing larger animals at the fair. & X-S~nch Supphes (530) 258-3901 135 Main S|. St 6E P.O. Box 546. Chcslcr. CA 96020 Raising pigs is easier when there are two---~sters that is. Heather and Uz shared the fun, work and the com- petitive spirit in their years with 4-H. Photo submmed A Feather River Disposal WASTE MANAGEMENT Lee Austin District Manager 1166 Industrial Way Quincy, Ca 95971 (530) 283-2065 (530) 283-2331 Fax (530) 258-1443 Mobile to Z Ruth's Rustic Garden and Six Rooms of Treasures 283-3976 2163 E. Main St. Quincy