Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Watch Out Piggies!




6 comments:

  1. What are these dandy's made of? Are they the same every year?

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  2. I think they are painted wood. Apparently they have been there as a tradition for a long time. I'll have to check next year to see if they change them :) We had a skiff of snow this morning which will make them look even more wonderful.

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  3. I want to go lay in bed on this rainy day and read the 3 little pigs :-)
    P.S. what's a skiff of snow?

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  4. Oh, so cute! However, I think those little piggies might have a hard time getting into their respective tiny houses. DIY home construction can be rather challenging, even for the best of us...

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  5. This is for Carol:
    Perhaps you have to be from a particular segment of the Ottawa Valley to be familiar with this term. Apparently Leslie and I are from that segment. My parents, and especially my father used the term "skiff" frequently. A "skiff" is a light dusting of snow. My husband grew up in the Ottawa Valley but was obviously not part of the select group who understood and could appropriately use the term "skiff". I had to educate him shortly after meeting him, but I rather doubt that he has ever used the term. Some people take longer than others to really get it! Now Carol, you can dazzle your friends with this new term. Perhaps this is one of these "only in Canada you know" sayings.

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  6. For Carol and Helen,

    First of all, thank you Helen for your explanation as to what a "skiff" of snow is. I wonder if it is a down home thing??

    Now. Carol, you do get snow in Kansas don't you??? I never thought about that. I know about the twisters, but maybe you don't get "skiffs"!

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