Friday, April 16, 2010

The Odyssey of the Large Black Hogs

Circe the Sorceress Turns Odysseus' Men into Large Black Hogs and Sends Them to the Styes

Well, not quite, the above is actually entitled Circe the Sorceress Turns Odysseus' Men into Swine and Sends Them to the Styes by Henry Justice Ford.  I can't get over how these swine all seem to look like Large Black Hog Boar Tater.
The Odyssey by Homer.  They called her and she came down, unfastened the door, and bade them enter. They, thinking no evil, followed her, all except Eurylochus, who suspected mischief and stayed outside. When she had got them into her house, she set them upon benches and seats and mixed them a mess with cheese, honey, meal, and Pramnian but she drugged it with wicked poisons to make them forget their homes, and when they had drunk she turned them into pigs by a stroke of her wand, and shut them up in her pigsties. They were like pigs-head, hair, and all, and they grunted just as pigs do; but their senses were the same as before, and they remembered everything.
Thus then were they shut up squealing, and Circe threw them some acorns and beech masts such as pigs eat, but Eurylochus hurried back to tell me about the sad fate of our comrades. He was so overcome with dismay that though he tried to speak he could find no words to do so; his eyes filled with tears and he could only sob and sigh, till at last we forced his story out of him, and he told us what had happened to the others.

Friday, April 2, 2010

In Praise of Large Black Hog Ears

Large Black Hog Prudence continues her assault on the smallest pinon tree in her domain.  Good thing she has those big floppy ears to protect her eyes from the few pine needles that are left.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Prudence and the Pinon Tree


This little pinon tree has survived one pair of hogs already, but with Large Black Hog Prudence, who has seemed hell bent on it's destruction since her arrival in New Mexico, I believe it has met it's match ...