We ate the meat and tanned the hide,
the best shoe laces that ever was tied, Ground Hog!
is the line that kills me.
I love this song, despite being vegetarian, if I don't count fish as living creatures.
Our Ground Hog Day blizzard was a doozy, and did not disappoint, after all the extravagant predictions. The world went white, and in a few short hours, we had our beautiful Wisconsin winter, at long last. I felt so sorry for my friends, posting pictures on facebook, of themselves sitting in hot tubs, sipping cool drinks, on Sanibel, or out on Key West walking around on a beach, doing nothing in particular.
We Wisconsinites in our Rightful Place had snow to shovel, and we got right to it. The beauty of snow laden boughs and branches was legendary. When the sun came out, on all that beautiful
white, heaped and piled on every little thing, our spirits soared!
I took my wool rugs, mostly woven by my mother, out in that pristine, crystalline white. This is the kind of snow to pile on those woolen weaves and broom off. They'll look so bright after you sweep them with snow, my mother always said, and she did, and I do (and those rugs do look bright).