Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Good, Charlotte

Mom and Dad are renting a farmhouse, and right out the front door you're likely to encounter a few pigs, some cattle, a pup named Lily, and a kitty or two, along with the kind farmers/owners - the Froelichs.
With so many things to explore around the barnyard, our most recent discovery was fascinating...right off the pages of a children's storybook!
In the upper left corner of the barn door, you'll spot a crafty little spider who's been busy spinning webs above the Froelich's famous pigs. Dear Charlotte is fuzzy in texture, orange in color, and the most peculiar looking arachnid I've ever seen.
A curious Fern..ahem, Oliver.. appears to be in conversation with the two survivors of an original trio of hams. Their names were Jess, Jonny and Joey after my brothers and their friend Joey Froelich. Perfect.
'Jess' has already met his fate, but if our eight-legged friend has anything to do with it, Jonny and Joey will be safe this harvest season.
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moren blog said...

oh my goodness! i LOVE this whole entry SO much! i want to hang it on my fridge. if i had a printer i would! i miss you.

The Kasper Kin-Da Boards said...

Amazing. I don't think EB White could have persuaded me to feel any more serenity while reading about an arachnid.
You. You should be a columnist. Please.

angie said...

AUGH!!! i wish i hadn't clicked on the pic to make it big. that spider is all kinds of scary!
aside from that, i love this post. :) how perfect!

Liz said...

sorry to startle you, megan and ang - the haters of spiders. it was just so amazing to see something that's always been confined to a national geographic picture. i think farmer terry put an end to charlotte anyway (he must have been scared of her likelihood to persuade him into saving jonny and joey).

The Kasper Kin-Da Boards said...

That was a most delightful entry Liz!
The names of those pigs make me laugh. I hope to hear more of your fun stories now that you are laid up with Mono:( I hope you feel better real soon.