Mary the hog has been feeding her new babies on a Pennsylvania farm for the few weeks. On this particular Autumn day, Tom and Fred reach their fill first and leave their mother for an adventure.Fred kisses his mothers ear before the brothers set out on the daily journey.
Fred and Tom find themselves a shady, cool spot, and take a quick nap. When they wake up, they can see that their brothers and sisters are still feeding on Mary off in the distance. Fred gets a bright idea and challenges Tom to a wrestling match. The smell of wet grass, mud, a skunk, and flowers is in the air when Fred lunges at Tom.
Tom hesitates, but still manages to bring Fred to the ground in a matter of seconds. Tom wins the match. This daily routine continues day in, and day out, until Fred and Tom become young adult hogs. The two brothers become tag team champions. Tom says, "the trick to my success is to drink plenty of milk, get plenty of rest, and to beat my brothers in wrestling". While his brother Fred says, "The trick to my success is drinking plenty of milk, getting plenty of sleep, and letting your brother think he beats you in wrestling."