"About the middle of the next day, as she was in her room getting ready for a walk, a sudden noise below seemed to speak the whole house in confusion; and , after listening a moment, she heard somebody running upstairs in a violent hurry, and calling loudly after her. She opened the door and met Maria in the landing place, who, breathless with agitation, cried out -
'"Oh, my dear Eliza! pray make haste and come into the dining-room, for there is such a sight to be seen! I will not tell you what it is. Make haste, and come down this moment."'
Elizabeth asked questions in vain; Maria would tell her nothing more, and down they ran into the dining-room, which fronted the lane, in quest of this wonder! It was two ladies stopping in a low phaeton at the garden gate.
'"And is this all?" cried Elizabeth. "I expected at least that the pigs were got into the garden..."'
(excerpt from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice)
Well, Elizabeth, the pigs are not in the garden but there are
a couple in my kitchen!
Sweet Gentleman Farmer made his Lady and Daughters adorable
"Pig" cutting boards for Christmas presents!
He modeled them after an old piggy cutting board
I have that was my Grandmothers. It has seen better days
and is cracked and chipped in many places.
These new ones will be treasured Heirlooms for
Grandchildren in the future.
Shown above is the handsome fellow made for youngest Daughter
of Honduran Mahogany. She visited Honduras and He thought this
would be extra special to her.
made from a locally cut Big Leaf Maple.
Not shown is another sweet little piggy for eldest Daughter
made from Cherry wood.
Gentleman Farmer took boards and planed them and cut them
out with a jig saw. Then He sanded them smooth for the lovely, shiny finish.
I love these charming little porkers!
(And I love the Charming Gift Giver, too!)
(Thank you, Darling, for the sweet gifts and the time you put into them.)
" Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow." James 1:17