Thursday, May 7, 2009

Fave Things Thursday

It has not been a good week here at the funny farm. I slammed my right hand which already has nerve damage in my hay shed door...ouch just does not cover it...typing with my left hand is rather awkward too! My sis can no longer take my horses to live with her, so now I have to find an affordable place to keep them or I can't move out AND I gave my goats away to a new home. That was hard ..very hard..but I am going to see them on Sunday so that should cheer me up I'm sure!

All the news wants to talk about right now is Swine Flu or excuse me H1N1 virus. I know it is a serious thing but I really feel the media is over doing it...like always..In Alberta (a province in Canada) a farm worker who came back from Mexico on vacation infected the 200 pigs that are at the farm. Pigs don't die from the flu, they just get symptoms then get over it. So rather than kill every pig in sight they just quarantined the pigs..and the man..which I thought for once was a good move.

I love pigs..they are smart, clean and very clever..so in honor of all the pigs getting a bad rap right now I dedicate my Fave day to them
This is an amazing hand carved piece of art made from basswood. Check out the link to get close ups of this, it really is amazing!
Here we have a cute little pig made from a recycled sweater. Very Cute!!!!http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24255797
I think these two piggies would look great hanging as an ornament. Check out this stores dog carvings too..awesome work!
I always have to have a piece of jewelry in my picks. I love this pendant, it has a 3D feel to it!
A happy pink pig made from poplar wood. What kid wouldn't love this toy?
I found this adorable print of a piggie. Love the expression!

This little pig makes me smile! Another recycled sweater creation!http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24182311


Here is a pine hand painted pig. I love the fact that it is blue!http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24213428

This is a Piggie Blankie with a head!! Other cute animals available in the store..like Bunnies!!!


Finally a little stoneware piggie. There are lots of other styles in the shop but this was my fave!!
Well thats it for this week. Hope you like my fave picks!

15 comments:

Tank said...

Love the pigs in all your pics & agree they're getting a bum rap. Oink, Tank

Belua Designs said...

Cute pigs! I love them! My boyfriend and I bonded with a little 4 month piggy at the local spca in December. Unfortunately we couldn't adopt him but we decided then and there that we would never eat pork again. It's been tricky but we haven't touched it for nearly 5 months now.

Bijou said...

Hi Timmy & Co.

You found a bunch of nice piggy things. We like pigs here too... 'cept for the smell.

Wags & wiggles,
Bijou

Melody Lea Lamb said...

Ahh, what a cute bunch of piggies! So sorry about your hand. :( Whats this about your horses? That's so hard to find affordable places to keep them. I never had to pay for a place to keep my horse till I move to New England, now his board is a big chunk of change each month! (Worth it though) Good luck with it all.

Kathleen Coy said...

Pigs are great! I love your picks, it's so much fun to browse etsy.
Yikes, hope your hand feels better soon!

Little Pig said...

Lovely Piggies Little Tim. Look like my little beige one is right at home!

Rosebud Collection said...

The pigs are so cute and they are getting a bum rap..I think there is more to this flu thing, than flu..especially when 36,000 a year die from the regular flu..Don't misunderstand me, I am not a fool and pay close attention..but when you watch the right hand, you don't see what the left hand is doing..So sorry you have to move all your lovely animals.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

WE are so sorry about your goats. Mom said she would have taken them if she had her farm but sadly to say she doesn't yet.. She wants to start a rescue shelter when she retires but that isn't happening yet..


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Puglette said...

i totally agree about all the flu news. all of your little piggy finds are wonderful!
hugs,
puglette
:o)

Kritter Keeper said...

i like the sweater piggy! i am so sorry about your goats and having to move your horse...and your hand! i hope you have a wonderful day today...mother's day!

sam said...

You couldnt have said it better. Its awful to think about some countries slaughtering all the pigs when the experts have said swine flu is passed on by humans. They are lovely animals and intelligent, well done on your finds!

Pearl and Daisy said...

Oh, my goodness! That sweater piggy is adorable!!!

Sue

Leslie Moore said...

Great collection of piggies. I agree. They are getting a bad rap. Good for you for sticking up for them!

P.S. Hope your hand feels better.

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Sorry it has been a rough week. The pigs are just darling, I love the necklace.

Rosebud Collection said...

Checking in on you..Bet you are very busy..This is what happens to me and I can't get to my blog and friends..Happy week..