We awoke to a snow squall yesterday morning,
that dropped an inch of snow on us in less than an hour...
not enough to be a nuisance, but just enough to make it lovely!
A small snowfall is not enough to keep anyone inside.
In fact, the pigs didn't even seem to notice the cold white crystals between their toes.
MaryAnn, excited as ever to have visitors, came running from her house...
grunting her usual greeting to me.
"Hey Mom!! Whatcha doin'?"
The pigs love when the dogs come along to visit.
Sammy, lover of all things gross,
opts for his favorite end of the pig...
the rump roast!
Face to face encounters make Sam a little nervous,
unless, of course, I am right beside him to protect him!
So, he makes a hasty retreat under the fence.
Moll Flanders, on the other hand, loves her pigs
and always comes along for a visit.
Right on schedule, just one day after Christmas...
the seed catalogs have started to arrive in the mail.
With the garden looking like this,
it is hard to believe that in a few short months
I will be cultivating and weeding and planting again!
For now I will pour through the pages of gardening catalogs
and dream of next summer's produce.