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|We came from here :
Chat thread #24 http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view/64109/
and Last Chance thread: http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view/65010/
and why are we coming to this thread now????
Why because it Piggy Party Time that why. The barn been all cleaned and spruced up for ya. So I hope ya got your Sunday best clothes on, and spit polished your hoofs. Party would have started earlier, but about the time I wa sgetting things ready, we lost power.
First of all a few rules.
Wipe your hoofs before entering. I know some of ya have been out rolling in the snow and mud and probably some unmentionable, smelly stuff.
No drooling on the floor . Spittoons are scattered around in very discrete places if ya need to wipe the snot off your snouts.
No picking, scratching private areas in public.
Now, no pushing and shoving to get in the door. Come on in and grab a bale a hay, before we get this part a rolling gotta give a small speech.
Wanna get the oh-oh's out of the way first, then we can have fun.
First, Mindy and Andi... I apologize. Your boxes not gonna go out til tomorrow. Got the neighbor to help me load quick trying to beat out the worst of the storms and your two boxes got left behind under one of the tables. I was in such a hurry to get on the road, didn't notice y got left behind til I got back. I so sorry, weather to bad to go back out today, so will get ya on the road tomorrow. Just don't expect another party tomorrow.
The other not so good news, I always seem to forget something and while I did remember to take the stuff out of fridge and freezer. Thankyou Misti. I forgot to toss out one of the bags that was sitting on bedroom dresser.
I had ya all send me 5 choices, so I could go through and take your top pick or second or third or whichever number so everybody could have a few of the seeds Tuink sent.
Well, I forgot them. If ya really want that one packet of seeds, cmail me and don't be afraid too and I'll put them in a letter and mail out, other wise will just save the seed for next swap.
Like I said, I try to do the best I can to fill your boxes. Some of you be glad I am a collector as you had some really off the wall wishes and I just happened to have some stock of them. But, if you have problem with your box, don't be afraid to say something to me. If ya have any suggestions, or complaints cmail me with them too. Last years complaint/ suggestion made it possible for the newbies and brand new traders to participate this year and not get lost in the stampede.
Ok, I guess that all the things I can think of for the moment.
Opps, no wait one more. Ya all gonna have the most stamp decorate d boxes ever. Guess with the new postage rate increases the Po's getting ready of all their old stamps and so instead of one nice price sticker, they putting tons of stamps on the boxes. Just thought I would let ya know.
Alrighty it time to get this party started!!!!!!!
Get them tails a wiggling, get them hoofs a stomping, cuz the piggies have flown. WHOOOOOOO_HOOOOOOOOOOOO
Here this years tale. Sorry the pics so bad, and so few, but it dark and cloudy out and roads are too dangerous to try and take pics and drive safely at same time.
But here goes:
It was about October and this here mama sow was out enjoying the cool breezes that was coming through the trees when all of a sudden she realized it was way to quiet and that soon fall and winter would be here and that meant piggy swap time.
So she sent out a snort or two, and did a shuffle dance or jig and sent out the call that started rounding up piglets. First one came, than two, and low and behold, soon the quiet was filled with noise from piggies coming from all over to try and squeeze themselves into the barn to get stocked up on food for the winter.
They came from far and wide. One even came wearing a sign that said NEED SEED . She was so in need of food her ribs was a showing. Well, I happy to say, she nice and plum now. Amazing what good food will do to ya in a few weeks.
Well, the roll was called and all in all everybody was accounted for. Even those that got lost and strayed for a bit were eventually found. This mamma keeps and eye on her piggies. When she not around, the babysitters did an excellent job.
Well, them thar piggies got themselves some vittles. They all started out with their own feed bucket.
'Course I had to keep moving them all around as more and more piggies joined the buffet. Elbow to elbow. Snot to snot and not one piggy yelled, " Don't touch me" ( from kids commercial) Such nice piggies. They all such Course they probably cussing up a storm once the lights get turned off at night.
and now it time to turn them loose to go back home. I didn't want somebody taking a wrong turn past New Jersey, so I gave them all a little help.
Bring on the Piggy Mobile!!!!!!!!!!! Time to hit the road!!!!!!!
Oh, No! Wait!!!!!!!!! Where is the piggy mobile.
Well, it probably somebody's coke can by now or roll of aluminum foil by now or 6,000 pounds of bacon. The poor piggy lemonzine finally went on to hog heaven. Back in about August guess I wasn't the only one suffering from major heat stroke. It did too.
It snorted, it belched, it threw rods and pistons and flywheels and just made the worsest noises I ever heard than rolled over and died.
So what I gonan do, gotta get these piggies on the road. I been good and have abstained from eating pork for months and now these piggies are looking to much like pork roast, pork chops and pork fritters. Can ya tell I hungry for pork yet????
Well, being the resourceful mamma I am, I think ahhhhhhh haaaaaaaaaaa , So I run and get the famous yellow pages.
I let my fingers do the walking through the yellow pages, ( famous telephone book here for those long haulers) and what do I find??????
Hot diggiggty dog. Opps, sorry forgot they made of pork.
Yep , the taxi service. Well, let's see at 4.50 a mile and 80 miles if I go to Po in town that??????? Well, what ever it is , it ain't happening.
next best thing, call the neighbor for rent- a car.
One piggy mobile has arrived.
Dang, pouring rain and no back seat. Ok, everybody pile up in the front. No pushing and shoving now. Just pile on top of each other, but keep your elbows and knee bones to yourself. No fighting over the window seat either. Last one in shut the door. We ready to hit the road.
Nope wait gotta run back and get the important stuff. Sheesh almost forgot.
#1. My cup of coffee. Gotta have it, this mamma don't move her tush without it and second. From last year, the hood ornament that Ridesmules made that proves piggies can fly.
Cool, looks real good on this rent a hog. How do I know it a working truck, well just look at what in the bed. Three bags full. At first I thought one of ya all busy busy passing gas and was abotu to open the window and air things out. Peeuuuuu. Wet manure. Where's a close pin when ya need one.
OK, everybody, no tails hanging out, no windmills allowed. ( Amercican commercial for car insurance with piggy yelling wheeeeeeee for miles)
Heck didn't get far down the road , already a sign telling me to:
Ain't no way, I on a mission.
Whoever throwing jujubees, please stop. Kepp your bubble gum in your mouth and quit blowing bubbles before ya get it all in somebody's hair. No you cna not use my coffee cup to pee in. Ya should of went before we left home. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ok, ok,
here ya go. Old barn with some sunlight coming through slats. You can go there, but hurry up.
Hummmmmmm, ice cream palor next door, sign says. "all toppings, no charge." I wondered how they been getting rid of all the waste from the pits stops folks make. Think I'll pass on the cones today.
Finally, we are back on the road.
Finally... finally.. what do my wandering eyes see? The po? Nope no such luck yet. What I see is ...
The speed limit sign. Ain't know way I gonna go that slow. The piggies just to excited. Freedom to be on their own is just a few miles away.
Ahhhhh-haaaaaaaaaa just what I been waiting for the sign announcing the PO is right ahead.
The trick is now to try and get everybody out of the truck and into the po without somebody falling in a mud puddle and heading to ya all with dirt smudges, but somehow we manage it.
Oh, look, it 's your friendly Po workers, just waiting for them boxes to jump on the counter and weigh in. Yes, a few of them are grunting and moaning at having to jump that high, but everybody makes it.
Well, everybody gets stamped and now loaded into the Po's piggy mobile. I have a tear in my eye as I say goodbye to all them boxes and wish them good luck and happy sprouting in their new homes.
Bye-bye little babies.
Time to negotiate the drive home through the rain. Back home and looking at the mess of empty boxes that need to be broken down and taken up to trash.
Only one thing left to do. The piggies are flying, time now to hang the piggy mobile hood ornament back up in it's spot where it will hang til next year.
Night- Night Piggies! Happy traveling.
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