Wednesday, February 10, 2010

the honorable fine pigg schnuffles out a recipient...or two

good morning dear Fine Pigg.
Waking up early was, at one time, for our old friend, The Honorable F. Pigg,
his very best and finest of attributes...
that and making sure
that not one crumb or scrap of anything remotely edible touched the floor too long...
and to keep watch over the little dolls from falling from the shelf where they played at night.
He is quite old now and sleeps in this nest in an old shoe most of his days.
You see, he came from Prussia many many years ago and came across
the Atlantic Ocean to New York City,
he then rumbled along in a nest of wool batting to
where he rested on a small shelf in an old farmhouse in upper New York.
After many years, he then traveled on to
another old farmhouse in Iowa and then on to his home,
a little dairy farm in Oregon...before he came to live with us, his faithful friends.
He is getting a little slower these days....and he was extremely pleased to be called upon to
"schnuffle out a recipient" for a lovely pair of hand made bees wax candles.

"my dear Mistress Crocker, there is not enough fan fare for such an occasion", he snorted!!!

and so, without further adieu, he poked his snout into the end of the tin candle snuffer,

tossed it into the air

where it flipped precariously end over end

and then,

as if by magic

it landed perfectly on his bristled old head.

Right in between his sweet floppy

& spotted ears

"There now", says he, with a smile..."perhaps we can make something special of this occasion"!

and so, with that old tin candle snuffer as his Master of Ceremonies hat

the Honorable Fine Pigg schnuffled out (you can almost hear his accent, can't you?)

the names of 2 fine ladyes,

Donna

and

Kim

These ladyes will each receive a lovely pair of hand dipped beeswax candles that my

little family and I made this past fall in the old orchard.

and now Fine Pigg can go back to his nest in the old shoe...oh...I see he's already left....

thank you Fine Pigg!

Thank you all for your lovely notes of what makes you feel happy this time of year,

in between late winter & early spring. I was particularly happy to see that what makes us all happy are the simplest of things and yet the most valuable to us.

To all of you that live where it is snowing so wildly, we all send our best thoughts and prayers that you're snug and safe.

The sun will soon be out and melt it away into spring flowers.

Christine

Deerfield Farm

~~~

I wanted to thank you all so much for your wonderful birthday wishes & greetings.

Some of you didn't have an email, so I thank you from here.

It was a lovely day out and dinner with family last evening.

~and oh yes, I did get my little tin nutmeg grater

and the lovely tin lantern for the barn is on order!

Won't that be a lovely light to carry out to the barn to make sure the hens are snugged for the night?!

12 comments:

Heather said...

oh my! He is a very fine pig indeed. And how lovely, a home made candle, made tasha-style! that is just wonderful....

Linda said...

I see you love Tasha Tudor as do I. I think your pigg is wonderful.

Laura said...

The Honorable Mr. Pigg certainly is a surly fellow, isn't he!

Your homemade candles are lovely, Christine. I would still like to take a crack at it. Now to get my Mr. B to find me a large crock!

Laura :)

Finegan Antiques said...

Christine,

First off Happy Belated Birthday! We have been having some challenges with our electricity because of the snow. I hope your birthday was as special as you are.

Thank you and the Honorable Fine Pigg. Please tell him that he looks striking in his wonderful tin hat. So very handsome. I will treasure the candles and they will have a place of honor in my home.

Thank you ever so much!

Donna

katiebird said...

I just love your old Pigg, ma. I can certainly here is voice, and that whole affair of the hat made me laugh till I cried. Soo funny ma...this is the kind of stuff that kept Bryan and me in stitches when we were little...every doll and toy could talk and make us laugh so hard! Thanks for good memories like that,ma!

Gayle said...

Christe' Many, many congratulations on seeing your name as one of authors listed on A Simple Life. I will subscribe to it. Your latest blogs are even more beautiful. I hope the magazine will use some of your photographs too.

And I love the fine pigg....

Tell us more about how the magazine found you!!!!

Gayle

Becky said...

oh my dear, what a delightful Pigg...(giggle)he does make me laugh out loud. I simply must hear more of your Mr.Pigg. I hope he is resting well now after such an event. Poor tired olde Pigg...hehe

Smiles,
Becky

Kim said...

Oh dear Mr. Pigg! You must have been thinking of that old farmhouse in upstate NY when you pulled my name out! As, I live in an old farmhouse in upstate NY! I will be so pleased to have these candles in my home and always think of you dear Mr. Pigg and your very special friend Christine, when I see them. Thank you so much,Kim

Doreen said...

What a handsome pig he is.

Congratulations to Donna & Kim!

Wishing you a wonderful day,
Doreen

Suzanne said...

Christine,
Do please forgive my intolerable tardiness in wishing you a most splendid, however, belated happy birthday. And to quote from one of my favorite books, that is "Some Pig"!
Mr. Pigg did a grand job of fulling his duties.
Congrats to the recipients of your lovely candles.

QUAINT AND PLAIN said...

WISHING TO YOU A "HAPPY BIRTHDAY"~ ALBEIT A TAD BIT LATE,, MY OREGON FRIEND... I HAVE NO DOUBT EVERY DAY FOR YOU IS A WONDERFUL DAY BIRTHDAY OR NOT...I SEND ALONG MY VERY BEST OF WISHES FOR A BEAUTIFUL YEAR FOR YOU....B

Christine Crocker said...

Thank you dear ladyes, for your sweet birthday wishes & heartfelt comments.
I loved reading every one.

dear old pigg has been polishing his shoe this afternoon and gave his bristle's a good brushing...

"it is Valentine's Day after all", says he.