The Ducklings Take An Outing!


Here comes the supervisor, with the big baby ducks!
“Stay with me, children, and I’ll take you to the big puddle.”
“Get back here!”
“I told you to stay with me, children! I’m not taking you to the big puddle if you can’t behave!”
“Now, everybody back in line.”
“We’ll just go back to the barn and you can think about your behavior.”

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Holey Board, Batman!


My mother had this tea cart with one of her silver tea services on top, and below she had a collection of vintage kitchen tools along with a cutting board.
There is a potato masher, two graters, a handheld mixer, and a measuring cup.
And an interesting cutting board. I’m not sure if the cutting board is actually as old as the tools–it looks fairly new, actually, but the interesting thing about it are the holes. I’ve never seen a cutting board like that before. My sister showed me these pictures and was curious about it, so I’m asking you!

Are they holes for draining juices when slicing things like, say, tomatoes or fruit?

Are they holes for (more) pegs to hang things up? Is it just a decorative board?

Are they doorways for evil spirits to escape the kitchen?

Tell me your ideas, real…..or imaginary!

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