If you aint never been to the Wild Hog Festival in Sabinal Texas, well.... ya better make plans to come out next year. It is a BLAST!
Although these pictures are mostly the older contestants, it starts out with younguns no bigger than the pigs they're chasin. Those pics will be in the next post, later today. The festival has great food, arts & crafts, & entertainment for everyone. Then there's th hawgs. Two person teams attempt to grab a wild(yes, FERAL) hog, then put it in a to' sack, then get it across the line the fastest.
Local talent Emily K. & Jenny V. from Concan took the gold buckle in the Saturday morning women's division. Way to go ladies!
"What ARE you doing back there???"
" I could do this all day!"
"Hold him tight, while I git the sack."
"You said you had a plan, right?"
"Is that all you got!"
The best picture of all, and it came out blurry...oh wahh!
I reckon he's been here a time or two.
Wow, 2008 is goin so fast, Summer will be here before you know it. So if you haven't made plans for your Frio River vacation in Concan Texas, ya better call soon. We still have several openings for some of our fantastic vacation homes, but don't wait too long!
Hope to hear from you soon!
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Sunday, March 2, 2008
On this 172nd anniversary of Texas' declaration of independence from Mexico, I stand in awe of the bravery and ultimate sacrifice shown by the men and women, Texan & Mexican, during the struggle for an independent and free Texas. Although it was a very long time ago, we need to remember that those that gave their lives were real people, who left behind loved ones, as our brave American soldiers in Iraq & Afghanistan have done for the last five years. I am so very proud of our AMERICAN troops who are away from home fighting for the name of freedom while we stay home secure and free to do as we please. May God bless our troops and keep them safe. I love everything & everywhere Texas, especially the Frio River area that is our home. I could get up on my soap box and go on and on about why Texas is the best place to live, but I'll keep it to this short sentiment that is in my heart. Besides, yall know what I'm talkin about!
Well, the temps are staying warm, the Mountain Laurel is blooming, and the trees are showin green! I've been pretty absent in posting this winter, but I'm fixin to start puttin more on startin right now! I'll be out and about taking pictures and updatin yall and all that stuff we did last summer. I get around the area quite a bit, so if ya want to know what's happenin, holler at me.
Taken a couple weeks ago around the corner from Sundancer, Round Up, West of the Frio, Ladera Lantana, and Crooked Tree. Ain't he something! Not a native Texan, but welcome just the same.
That's it for tonight, be back soon!