Absence of heat cool with animals

Garrett Furrow, 14, washes his pigs after moving them to
the fairgrounds Tuesday afternoon for the Adams County

With temperatures dipping into the 50s in the early morning hours this week, livestock handlers were grateful to Mother Nature for having one less thing to worry about as they cleaned stalls and got their animals ready for Adams County Fairfest competition.

From cows and goats to chickens and bunnies, the fairgrounds was a hotbed of activity Tuesday, though hot wasn't really part of the equation in terms of the daily forecast.

Temperatures hovered comfortably around the 75-degree mark late into the afternoon, with cool breezes permeating the stalls and cages filled with animals of all sorts.

With brush in hand Tuesday, Garrett Furrow, 14, was scrubbing the three pigs he will be showing at this year's fair. He also will be showing chickens.

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