Myron Plapp writes the following about participating in the farm tour:
Our tour began at the outside pen of feeder pigs. We handed out old newspapers for everyone to toss into the pig pen. They enjoyed watching he hogs recycle our old newspapers.
Next, we toured through the sow house. They were surprised by the large size of the sows. Some plugged their noses during their walk through. Small children held their parent's hand since the sow was bigger than them.
Then we toured the farrowing house. A lot of them plugged their nose for that building, also. They forgot about the bad smell when we handed them a piglet to hold. They couldn't believe something so soft and pink grows up to be leathery and wiry.
Finally, we toured the finishing house (which is the strongest smelling building on the farm). We had lost most of the group when they approached the door to enter due to the smell. But inside some got to see the different sizes of the pigs. I was impressed by their curiosity and questions. We enjoy giving the tour each year. I like watching their expressions when they see the pigs.