Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hamroids 2009

The moment you've all been waiting for is here and let this be your advance warning that eating while reading this post may not be the best idea. The ick factor is way up there.
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Our guys were team #58- The Hamroids. My dad came up with that lovely name many years ago when he and his friends were still young and crazy enough to partake in such an activity. After this year, I think our bunch of men may be getting a little old to be chasing a huge hog around in the mud. The Gardener thinks he may have broken a rib, or at least bruised it and the guy in the black, cut-off suit jacket sustained a fairly minor bite on his forearm, and of course they all had a little hog burn on their arms, yet they come back every year for more. Must be a man thing.

There are usually a few women and co-ed teams which are given smaller hogs but still a mighty task. Every year after a few drinks, the girls and I talk about wrestling next year, but we never do. My reasoning is much better when I'm sober. Although, I managed to miss being sprayed with the garden hose this year, but Barb and C were soaked.

This is what the Gardener looked like the day after
So the moral of this story is that the hogs always win, at least until they reach their final destination in someone's freezer.

8 comments:

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Looks like they had fun. Great action shots.

Funnyrunner said...

oh my goodness.... very foreign to my suburban world. Are you sure the piggies are okay? They're so smart- don't they get ticked off? :)

Shady Lady said...

Wow!

Kelly said...

The photos are great!

LL Cool Joe said...

Ha ha looks erm...muddy. Great photos.

That's like a whole dfferent world to me. Thanks for sharing it with us!

skyewriter said...

Makes me miss living in the small farm town where I grew up for a bit.

Nothing like chasing a pig in the mud...

Well, nothing like watching other people do it.

sheila said...

OMG how funny! And that Zebra hat! :)

Gosh, I bet it's really exhausting trying to wrestle that pig. !!!!

Sidhe said...

Wow! Great pics! I can't wait to show my husband!