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A century of Spots
Posted by Showboy on February 24, 2019, 10:42 pm
To my friends all over the country who may not have seen my Facebook post last Friday I wanted to bring you up to speed. Friday Feb 22, 2019 was a monumental day for Fee Farms. Not only would it have been my parents 100th wedding anniversary, but it marked a century of breeding Spots.
Times were tough in 1919 and in lieu of a wedding present my dads neighbor gave him a little Spotted gilt. My dad (Ralph) later admitted kind of a runt in fact but none the less a thoughtful gift. That was the start of Fee Farms Spots. After a few successes locally he first showed at the Iowa State Fair.in 1950. My first entry there was in 1954 when I had the Champion 4-H Spot barrow, who was also overall lightweight champ and open breed champ. Two weeks later I came down with Polio. We’ve missed showing there only one year since including years when there may have been as many as 70 per class in recent years my son Eric is carrying on the family tradition with Spots. A hundred years is a long time of seeing Spots before our eyes but special because of the friends we’ve made all across the country.