Thursday, January 30, 2014


By now most of you have heard the word selfie.  I read 2013 was "The Year Of The Selfie".    It's not just in the US either.  Folks in other countries are just as vain as we Americans.  And it appears the farmer is not immune to this latest trend.  Hence the word Felfie, or farmer selfie.

Modern Farmer reports that the phenomenon seems to have started with William Wilson, a farmer’s son from the UK, who noticed a contest for farmer selfies in the Irish Farmer Journal. He started, which helped create the hashtag “felfie.” And so it goes.  Check these felfies out

Not too long ago I posted a felfie of me and Raisa.   Today I took a felfie of me and Roxie to compare to a photo James took of me when Roxie was just a baby.  Roxie and I have both put on a few lbs.  I've maybe put on 5 lbs while Roxie has put on 700 to 800.

This photo is way more flattering of Roxie than me but I was doing my best just to get a shot of both of us.  She even smiled for the camera.  She's still cute, don't you think?

I measured the pigs to get an estimated weight on them a few days ago.  Roxie came in at 823 lbs.  I don't know if that's right or not but I'm pretty sure she's more than 700 lbs.  The first picture was taken 2 1/2 years ago.  Isn't that amazing?  

I need to get a haircut, lose a few pounds or get a facelift (just kidding) before I take anymore felfies.  Or at least look up at the camera and not down :)  Roxie is very photogenic and her jowls add character to her face.


  1. She really does look like she is smiling!!!

  2. I could not help but relate to your schemes on how to 'put your best chin forward' in picture taking. I was thrilled to have someone take a wonderful picture of me by accident earlier this week and then spent the rest of the time with them trying to duplicate the pose. It was impossible to do it when I was trying. :O( I still think you look great. Oh, and Roxie, too, of course.

  3. Haha, "putting my best chin forward".
    Thanks Laura.