Beth and Don were raising pigs and I was amazed by their size. Some sows were huge. On the day we arrived, Beth (a veterinarian) was about to castrate 50 or so piglets. And I asked if I could help. I doffed my pink shorts and t-shirt, removed my hoop earrings, donned some overalls, and went to work. It was my job to catch and hold the piglets while Beth did the deed. Then I'd mark the ones who were finished and let them go. It was tiring but easy, and we were finished in no time. This made a good impression on my hard working sis-in-law -- and put fear into the hearts of the men!