Strange things I have seen in the past few months:

January 14….snowing, cold….I see an older man driving without any shirt on headed to Canal park.  No shirt.  Snow.  Wasn’t close enough to see if he had on pants!

March 27….a car heads toward the freeway from Canal park with a surfboard  tied to the top of his roof.  A surfboard?  In Duluth?  In March?

April 12….43 degrees out, a dapper fellow driving with his convertable top down but windows rolled up.

(and as a side note:  why is it I always see MEN driving with a little dog in their laps?)

A few years ago, I was driving down a backroad when I saw something strange coming up.  It was a line of what I thought to be dogs walking right down the road  but as I got closer it turned out to be 6 or 7 PIGS out for an afternoon stroll…all different sizes and colors.  I got right up behind them and they just strutted along as if they owned the road, not caring that I was behind them.  I tooted my horn and they got flustered and trotted off willy-nilly, some to the right and some to the left.   I must say in all my years of driving that is the oddest thing I have ever seen!     Can anyone top that?


About thelumberjackandthegypsy

The lumberjack is my husband and he owns Arrowhead Wood Products; Arrowhead Toboggan and Snowshoe; and Lake Superior Furniture Co. and is the exclusive manufacturer of wood shutters for Summit Hill Shutter Co. The gypsy is me, and I have a passion for teaching people to tap into their creative side, even when they think they don't have one! I did not grow up creative or artsy and I was in my thirties before I started sewing and creating things. I am a rug hooker; artisan teddy bear maker; painter (from pictures to large pieces of furniture!); knitter; doll maker; needle-felter, repurposer; sewer; decorator; blogger; glamper; reader; vintage jewelry maker; junker; and now a shop owner. But the lumberjack and I feel our greatest gifts in this world are our four grandkids and our daughter and her husband and our relationship with Jesus Christ. We have been married for more than 33 years and most of that time we have lived out in the country on a hobby farm where we have raised chickens, turkeys, ducks, goats, pigs and beef cattle. We also homeschooled our only child for her entire school years. We lived out our dream of being like the The Little House on the Prairie and they were great times. I also have a personal blog: rantingsofamadqueen.wordpress.com where I tell stories of what life on the farm has been like and other things that pop up in my very weird mind. I prefer "quirky or eccentric" instead of weird (sounds more fascinating and less creepy)!

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