Hawg Time!

The stage was set. The saloon was ready and prepared. And everyone was wearing their best western duds. Set against a warm Saskatchewan sky and in between the grain silos, the middle of summer means one thing around these parts: it’s Hawg time at J.Drummond Farms!

Last weekend, the farm hosted its annual Hawg-A-Rama: a charity event and a boot kickin’ good time all wrapped up in one! This year, the party took place on a beautiful summer night, throughout the afternoon of August 13 and well into the early morning hours of the 14th… It was a chance for friends and family to gather at the JDF saloon, eat some slow roasted pulled pork, and do some two-steppin’.

Including, Clay and I.

Which proved to be pretty funny, considering Clay forgot to take his spurs off… Sorry to anyone we clipped on the dance floor… <insert sheepish grin here>.

The Bellamy Brothers.

The year, the headlining act were the Bellamy Brothers. For all you youngsters out there, they’re the band who climbed up the charts with such country hits as “Let Your Love Flow,” “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body,” and “Redneck Woman.”

But maybe I should back up a little bit. This is how the day starts as the cars begin to arrive, parking control is mandatory:

Friends and family begin to arrive.

My Grandma is on the left, along with our friends Cliff and Camille Wagner sitting at our table. The Wagners are also parents of infant twins. Needless to say, there were a lot of babies at our table!

Clay gave a working cow horse demonstration:

Then new this year was a police K-9 demonstration:

I’ll share more about this demo in a later blog because these animals were truly fascinating!!

And of course, center to it all was the saloon, the homemade pies and the cigar lounge.

The crowd gathers at the JDF Saloon.

Elvis made an appearance:

And so did Elvis’ bodyguard:

And I was lucky enough to get a 4 generation picture with our babies, my mother and my grandmother!

It was a great time! Can’t wait to do it all again next year!

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