By Marcy Stamper
Methow Valley News 

County fair is 'final exam' for 4-H Club members

 

Last updated 9/14/2023 at 9:57am

Marcy Stamper, Methow Valley News

Esmiol sisters Paisley, left, and Olivia treat their pigs to marshmallows as they get ready for the county fair.

Pigs are rumored to be quite intelligent, but did you know that they can learn to play video games by moving a joystick with their snout? That's one of the things that 11-year-old Paisley Esmiol learned when she raised a pig for the Okanogan County Fair.

Paisley and her sisters, Olivia, 9, and Alice, 13, each raised a pig to show at the fair for the first time.

Most kids start with chickens or rabbits, but the Esmiol sisters were ambitious, despite being new to the whole fair experience. "They didn't just dive in with both feet, they dove in head-first," said Hilary Kaltenbach, leader of the Methow Valley Cascaders 4-H Club.

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