The weather has been warm and wonderful. We often get a few spring like weeks in February, before March roars in, so Mark and I decided we should enjoy the day and go for a horse ride. The whole gang came: the horses that are free ranging for the winter, the new little mule, the dog, the pig, Mark and I. I have wonderful pictures. I really do. I wish you could see the green, green grass, the fields of english daisies smiling at the blue sky, the sorrel horses frolicking on the hills and the placid cattle chewing their cud. It really was a beautiful day, but you can't see it because we are on probation... bandwidth probation. How I envy those of you who have broadband and can surf to your heart's content. You see, we live completely cut off from the grid- no phone lines, no cable, no electric meter- no hard lines that connect to the rest of the world. So for our internet server we have satellite. And it's good, but it does come with limitations on our use, and we have maxed it out. Totally. So the pictures will have to wait. Maybe I can load one. Just one wee photo. The one you have to see because it expresses all of our sentiments at the moment.
Hard sentiments towards my pet pig Pink. She has been naughty, very naughty. So bad, that even I realize she has to go. Last week she knocked down and bit the nicest boy. Just the nicest boy. This is the boy that a pastor brought before the whole church and then quoted Jesus in Matthew 18: 3,4: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child (here the preacher placed his hand on this wonderful boy that my pig tried to eat) is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." All of our eyes filled up and we knew just what Jesus was talking about, because of the boy. The boy that my pig tried to eat. And then yesterday she tried to eat me. Well, not eat me, but she rammed me into the side of the barn because she had gotten into the feed room and a friend and I were trying to shoo her out. Yes, she is a very bad pig and I am thinking that Easter dinner is coming, or perhaps a luau. What do you think?
Anyway, hopefully I can load my favorite picture from yesterday. Because Shy-Anne expresses all of our feelings about THE PIG the best.