Wednesday, June 09, 2010

What Happened to Canes?

The pigs where there. The 4-H and FFA members were there. The judge was there. But there is something missing at the recent livestock show at the Contra Costa County Fair.


Back when I was a lad raising and showing pigs we used canes to 'guide' the hog around. Now everybody uses a whip or a think stick. Whips were rare in my day. The cane was the preferred method. A nice varnished wood cane, sometimes decorated and personalized nicely. No more. Not one cane in sight.