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Silly Pigs

22 Aug

I wheel Mister’s umbrella stroller into the barn. I tiptoe my sequined toes around the horse poop. I’m not prepared for the farm. We just came from church. Mister has a cold. And I didn’t pack his dinner. Was this such a good idea?

I know as soon as Mister sees the farm that it was. Mister pops a piece of straw in his mouth like Farmer Brown. He pats the horse’s neck and lets the cow sniff his hand. Then he sees the pigs. When he gets a whiff, he turns to his grandma like “What is that smell?” When one pig lets out a loud snort and Mister looks at me like “Mom, would you get a load of this?” It makes him laugh.

This week, I’d like some help on a story idea. I want to write a book about a farmer who freaks out because his farm is in chaos. What could be the source of the chaos?

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Posted by on August 22, 2011 in Inspiration and Ideas

 

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3 responses to “Silly Pigs

  1. Mary

    August 22, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Zoo animals get hot and bored in the summer. There’s nothing to do but sit and stare at the people. Or take long naps in sunny spots. What if they asked the zoo keeper to take them on a field trip to the farm? They promise to be on their best behavior and use the buddy system. I imagine the farmer coming downstairs in the morning to find the African painted dogs in the kitchen waiting patiently with the border collies for some kibble. The farmer would find a moose in the stall with his “buddies” the horses, a porcupine in the fold with the sheep, an anteater at the feed trough with the pigs, an ostrich sitting on her eggs in the chicken coop, a panda in the milking shed with the Holsteins (black and white cows), baby tigers in the hay loft with the barn kittens, seals swimming in the fish pond, macaws up in the trees with the robins and sparrows…
    The farmer has to get it all sorted out and has to get the animals that don’t belong back to the zoo.

     
  2. Mary

    August 22, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    I also think farm animals engaging in sports competitions would cause some chaos. All things are possible except milking a skiiing cow? Fencing sheep? Flying, gymnastic pigs? Geese playing hockey against the Mighty Ducks?

     
    • cocoanqueso

      August 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm

      Mary, both of your ideas are great! I think they could be two different stories. You’re pure inspiration! Thank you!

       

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