>Everything’s Coming Up Piggies

> Yes, I know it’s bloom day and time to report on what is going on in the garden. But my garden just ain’t that pretty right now and there are tarps and sawdust everywhere due to a remodeling project we are doing. So I’d like to talk about what is making my garden pretty right now. I’d like to introduce you to my garden piggies.

I am normally not this kitchy, but I’ll go ahead and admit something right now that most people don’t know about me- except Christine because she has the same wierd passion. I collect pigs. Now wait, I am not one of those people who has an entire shelff around her kitchen ceiling overflowing with Pigs From Around the World. And I NEVER order any commemorative plates that feature pigs. And I do not have pig dishware…ummm, OK, I do have some little pig butter knives but that is just because my mom gave them to me. But I have collected pigs ever since I spent time in Asia and discovered that I was born in the Year of the Pig. So I have pigs here and there. Not really displayed, just tucked away in drawers.

And then, right before Christmas, John was struggling with what gift to buy me. And I had just gotten the Gardeners Supply catalog and they had these garden pigs. Why not, I thought, I never go whimsical in my garden. So I gave him the catalog with the page dog-eared. “Really?” he said to me, looking at me kinda funny.

And so, on Christmas morning, under my mom’s creche, stood 4 little piggies, looking right at home next to the manger, even though they were 50 times larger than all the other manger animals. And they came home and found their places in my garden. And every morning, Alex sits at the breakfast table and looks out the back window and shouts “Pigs!” in her 2 year old vocabulary- which means we hear “Wigs!” every morning.

That’ll do, pigs, that’ll do.


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19 thoughts on “>Everything’s Coming Up Piggies

  1. >My sister-in-law is also Year of the Pig, Bonnie – but she collects everything with Dogs on it… at least you stuck to your own animal! They do look cute tucked around, and with wild boars rampaging on Jester Mountain and down near Bastrop, they’re kind of local! Happy GBBDAnnie at the Transplantable Rose

  2. >Too cute! Also glad to learn that you’d understand if I say, “That’ll do, pig, that’ll do. Babe is one of my favorite movies. You can’t imagine the looks I get when I say that though, and people think I’m calling them a pig.

  3. >Bonnie,I love your little piggies and your sweetie pies…’wigs!’I don’t collect pigs but have one at my front door that I love…he’s photo is on my blog. (He’s from a shop in St Louis…Gringo Jones).Keep warm.Gail

  4. >Bonnie – I lvoe your pigs – they are enough to make me squeal! And, can I say, I secretly want the Gardener’s Supply Co. chickens? I guess I am going to have to just outright tell my DH if I want some for my birthday, huh? Not something someone would just guess. Did you tell yours? Happy Oinking!

  5. >They are all cutie pies!Its very very cute to have them around in your garden.I don’t know what year it was when I was born, hope it was something I can collect and keep.It feels good to blog hop and come across something different, like these piggies.

  6. >Everyone has to have a little whimsy in their garden. I rather like the fact that I make it easy for the family. They can buy me as many lizards and geckos as they like.

  7. >I love the pigs in your garden. I have a flying pig by my front door year around, just to remind me that “sometimes pigs fly”, expect the unexpected.Carol, May Dreams Gardens

  8. >That reminds me of my Mom’s gardens. It was frogs in hers. They were stashed in corners every where. I helped her to build a pond and she just had to have a frog with the water coming out of it’s mouth. The first night the raccoons turned the frog side ways and it pumped her pond dry. It burnt up her pump and the coons ate all her fish. That was about the maddest I had ever seen her.

  9. >I love your pigs! Sorry to read about your tomatoes finally being done in, but they were gorgeous and had quite a good run. I’m sure the deer will appreciate them, and if not the deer, then someone!

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