Sunday, December 18, 2016

Little pink pigs


The "Christmas Pig" apron is finished. Poppy's response to the piggy fabric was "eeuw". 


little pigs are cute, aren't they?

anyhow, here' the finished apron...






 So, what do you think? Would you wear a pig apron in the kitchen? :)

Speaking of pigs, Poppy worked at the deer processing plant yesterday...a long work day. He was there eight and a half hours. He said a man brought in two hogs to be processed. here's the story...

These hogs broke out of their pen and had been missing for some time. The owner of the hogs and another man went deer hunting yesterday. They were sitting up in a tree stand, when the two hogs showed up. They shot the hogs and brought them in to be processed. So, instead of killing a deer, they killed two hogs.

Poor pigs. I worry about about pigs. They have a hard life, don't they? and I've read that pigs are intelligent animals. 

Gosh, it is awfully gray and dull here with all the green gone off the trees...




and around the pond too, so brown and drab...



I do love the changing seasons, but I would choose summertime, and blue skies, and sunshine, anytime! So, if we can't have green, a big snow would make these pictures pretty.

and if we can't have snow, how bout a little white Eli...



we were walking Eli and Weetie around the pond. Poppy stopped to put the game camera on a tree. Can you tell the pond is icy?




I've simply got to get started raking again...

Thank you visiting.

Love,
henny






40 comments:

  1. Adorable!

    I first thought you had new baby piglets. They were certainly need a heat lamp this time of year.

    Merry Christmas.

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    1. I would love to have a baby piglet to raise. :)

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  2. Love the piggies, I have one that lives on my kitchen counter.

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    1. Thank you. I do have a couple of small pigs on the kitchen window sill. :)

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  3. I know he aint cold with that big coat

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    1. You must mean Eli. He loves this cold weather!

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  4. Hi Henny, I know some gals who would certainly wear a piggy apron... But I don't do much cooking, myself.
    I knew we had a lot in common.... Poppy, meet my Great Pyrennes, Liam and Keats!
    Poor hogs, in the wrong place at the wrong time. I was sitting near my kitchen window one dull day, when an odd looking black and white dog ran past... "what the Heck??" I jumped up to take a fleeting look and realized it was a wild hog running through our yard and into the woods.The only boar I'd ever seen here in 25 years.

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    1. Oh, I will have to look for Liam and Keats on your blog. A wild boar in the yard would scare me to death. I'm pretty sure we don't have them here. Thank you!

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  5. What a gorgeous apron! I sure would wear a piggy apron!
    Piggies do seem to have an awful life. I see them in trucks on the highway quite often. That's why I no longer eat meat!
    Beautiful photo of the cardinal in your feeder.
    Eli must be the perfect dog to snuggle with on a cold winter night.
    Have a good week Henny!

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    1. Thank you Robin. You are right about Eli and he likes to sleep in the middle of the bed.

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  6. Yes, I would wear that piggy apron!
    We have evergreen here in the northwest, but we do not have those beautiful red birds!

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    1. Thank you. We do have the hollies and cedars to add a touch of green, thankfully.

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  7. Such a beautiful apron, it must have been a real delight to find that fabric. Always nice to get a photo of Elis, he is such a darling. Take care.

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  8. Yes I like you piggy apron! I am glad our leaves and sticks are covered in snow:)

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  9. The two pigs were a surprising kill on a deer hunt. But it's a a good story.

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    1. I know. Poor pigs should have stayed away.

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  10. Your pig apron is VERY cute, Henny. That's sad about the escapee pigs.
    My brothers raised two weiner pigs for FFA and we loved to ride bikes down to the rented pen and talk to those pink cuties!

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    1. Thank you. It is sad about the pit. I wish they had stayed out of sight. Pigs are sweet.

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  11. I can't decide about the piggy apron.... I don't think it would be for me. Here's my pig story.
    I was 9 months pregnant with my first; we kept a few pigs and I was helping my DH inoculate the piglets when the sow decided she didn't like me one bit and came at me. My DH still grins when he talks about how I cleared that fence in a big hurry!!

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    1. Oh my goodness. You were brave to be inside the pen in the first place, and 9 months pregnant! That reminds me of another pig story. I raised a baby pig years ago. It was the runt of the litter and daddy said it would not live. Daddy warned my sister not to go inside the pen and pick up the baby pig, that the old sow could be mean. My sister went in anyway and grabbed the baby. The sow chased her all the way to the fence. She got herself and the baby pig over over the fence just in time. Probably like you climbing the fence. :)

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  12. Love the piggy apron, I would wear it with pride.

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  13. Your apron is lovely, your homestead tranquil and beautiful, and your dog is gorgeous. I do believe that Eli is the prettiest dog that I have ever seen.

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    1. Connie, thank you. You are always so sweet and so kind.

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  14. Merry Christmas Henny,
    I do love the piggy apron. My mom would love it. She LOVES pigs!!
    Have a blessed Christmas,
    Carla

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    1. Thank you Carla. Merry Christmas to you!

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  15. Our area is covered in white with the snow. 5 degrees here tonight. I am not fond of pigs, big or little, but your apron is really cute. Nancy

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    1. Nancy, thank you. 5 degrees is too cold! I've been missing you lately. Wonder if you are missing from my blog list? You know, I accidentally everybody from my blog list. I will check.

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  16. That piggy apron is wild! There will be numerous takers on that I think! We have decided we are going to buy ourselves a game camera for Christmas. There are strange things happening in our back bush ;-)

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    1. Thank you Karen. Oh a game camera set up is so neat. It's fun just to see what passes by during the night. Poppy uses his to see the deer. I want him to put one in the back yard.

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  17. Mama, I LOVE that apron! It made me happy when it popped up on my screen! I think there are lots of people who would wear that piggy apron. You are so talented. I am glad you are my mama. Love you! Your girl.

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  18. That is the sweetest apron! Here in Texas, we have the wild hogs/boars that are not friendly. They dig up and ruin the land and if you come upon them they will chase you and attack. So people are always hunting them to get rid of them. But I do like the regular farm pig. Your photos of your pond and area are lovely. Your white puppy is so sweet! Have a merry Christmas and wonderful New Year!

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  19. Yes, I would wear an apron with cute pigs on it. I've never seen pigs in Santa hats before!

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  20. I've heard pigs are smart too.
    The pig apron is cute but honestly I probably wouldn't wear one. : )
    Eli sure stands out in all the brown.
    Snow certainly makes winter pretty, sure wish we would get our usual foot of it. Temperatures have been all over the place!!

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  21. The pig apron is darling ! I rarely wear aprons but often wish I HAD after cooking and baking. I have some very nice aprons too.

    Eli is snow beautiful, :). Your place is too, even in the drab winter colors.

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  22. Love the apron. Maybe wearing all those pigs would keep the cook from sampling too much as she works!
    And I'm not sure "little" and "Eli" belong in the same sentence!

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  23. I certainly love the apron, it is beautiful Henny. And, what can you do with your land, fantastic.

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  24. I'll try very very hard not to get on my soapbox about pigs. After volunteering at a farm sanctuary for almost a year, I have become very fond of the pigs. They are affectionate and playful.
    I became a vegetarian about 40 years ago and can't bear the thought of the horros of factory farming.

    I love the apron and know someone who would love one. I'll email you. :)

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