Monday, January 12, 2009


"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.

The sweet little sow above is my gift
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


LDH said...

such a special gift from the hands of their dad ~ sure to be cherished!

Jennifer said...

How wonderful...not only gifts from the heart but handmade labors of love! The best gifts ever!! And I love piggies! So sweet.

Michele said...

I'll have to "ham it up" and put my little oinker on my blog, too. =)

Melody said...

What a sweet gift!

Marqueta said...

Those are so beautifully done, and what a sweet story! How blessed to have such a thoughtful, handy husband!



Paula said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books, and movies! I love that excerpt and I love the pig cutting boards your dear Gentleman Farmer made for you and your daughters. He is very talented and did a beautiful job with them!!! As you said, those will become future heirlooms! I love homemade gifts!

Have a blessed day!
Love, Paula

Miss Jen said...

Lady Farmer,

What BEAUTIFUL cutting boards...
and I love the Jane Austen quote as well!! ;)

Blessings Always,
Miss Jen

Technonana said...

What truly perfect gifts!!! I have not seen one of these for a very long time!!
Love the quote from The Pride and the Predudice,too.

Lori said...

How adorable, love your piggy cutting boards..what a sweet guy!

Janice said...

I love how you can still see the beauty of the different woods in these piggy boards.

Jackie said...

These are wonderful treasures! My husband is also a word worker and has made me, amoung other things, a lovely cutting board. :) Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Jax in Alaska

P.S. It seems I am Elinor Dashwood as well.

Jadehollow said...

Nothing trumps Heartmade.. Precious treasure made with loving hands. THanks for sharing your treasures with us.
Have a Great Weekend,

Susie Homemaker said...

How nice these are...and cute!