Thursday, February 22, 2007

New Arrivals

There's new life in the barnyard.

My son's friend is the proud owner of a dozen baby pigs. We peered beneath the canopy where they were housed with their mamas amongst a soft bed of straw and watched as they clamored over one another; already showing their bold little personalities.

I picked one up and held it next to me, scratching its coarse, bristled coat and felt the instant attraction that must have accompanied Fern when she first held Wilbur.

And though there was no magical spider's web hanging above their pen, it was hard not to feel awe over this new life. With new birth on the farm, spring cannot be too far away.

Welcome to the world, little ones!


alan said...

I know you've had some 50's and 60's these last few days and it feels as though spring is trying to get it's foot in the door. It's hard to believe we'll have snow on Sunday, but soon the greening will begin!

Thank you for the hope your post brings!


Laurel Wreath said...

OH I love the pictures. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, and yes don't we have awesome names!!

Laurel Wreath said...

PS. looking at your pictures below you really have a gift in photography, your photographs are beautiful.

Beverly said...

I love the photos of your little piggies. Scrolling down, I found that adorable cat as well. What a cutie.

martie said...

I never knew that pigs could be cute......they really are! And, don't laugh, I didn't know they had bristly hair....I thought they were smooth.....I know, silly city girl!!!

srp said...

What adorable little piggies.... this little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home. Wonderful pictures and post, as always.

KellyGirl said...

How cute are those little pigglets!
I love little babies!

Your kids look like they are so much fun! I hope your son is feeling better!