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Friday, May 2, 2014

have you seen the little piggies....



I was out walking with Nook in downtown Ithaca yesterday...he has nothing to do with piggies, but isn't he handsome and aren't the falls terrific????

I invented a snack yesterday.  Some weeks ago I saw a picture where somebody had cored an apple and sliced it to look like a bagel and then smeared peanut butter on there.  BRILLIANT.  I have liked peanut butter on apple from time to time, but apple quarters in a wedge shape always seem to drip peanut butter off the side, right?  Messy! Cutting an apple like a bagel = BRILLIANT.

SO, as you know all too well it was my birthday a month ago.  I went to the kitchen store and got a kickass apple corer, very high tech (and SWISS! I think) and gave it to the wife to give to ME so I could make little apple-bagel snacks.

Yesterday, I took it to eleven, quite piggy of me:  what if the hole was filled with a raspberry?  BRILLIANT!  I mean, raspberry jam tastes great on peanut butter, right?  Naturally this beautiful little pig out would taste even better...



Speaking of little piggies, you may need a small wall piece with pigs, maybe even for MOTHER'S DAY! A pig in a blanket! I love pigs and I love jokes, I love mother and child or Madonna and child art, and this is a little of all of those, for sale now at my etsy gallery!

pig in a blanket mother and child wall piece

(oops, later, I forgot to add this!)


The Pig

It was the first of May
A lovely warm spring day
I was strolling down the street in drunken pride,
But my knees were all a-flutter,
And I landed in the gutter
And a pig came up and lay down by my side.

Yes, I lay there in the gutter
Thinking thoughts I could not utter
When a lady passing by did softly say
'You can tell a man who boozes
By the company he chooses' — And the pig got up and slowly walked away.
"The Pig" by Anonymous. Public domain.

6 comments:

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

What amazing falls to be right in a city. Ours are all out in the woods.

Lori Buff said...

The apples look delicious, brilliant ideas.

Your little pig is so sweet and the poem is so funny. Thanks for the smiles.

bighillpottery said...

oh thank you for my morning giggle....you are too silly for words :) and i love the pig/madonna/child/blanket connection...very cleaver indeed :)

smalltownme said...

Awww, I love the piggies.

bartster said...

I remember the New Christy Minstrels singing a variation of the Pig Poem...they had some very funny stuff.

denis said...

I copied your Pig poem and sent it to a fellow vegan and pig lover.

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