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Meet the New Arrivals

11 December 2007

These two gnomes arrived to join the Nature Table. They’ll be busy doing prep work around here in the next two weeks, because St. Nicholas can’t be lifting and arranging things, and that poor donkey is still traumatized by the chokotoff incident.

Taking a bow

I’m sure I’ll be able to catch them in action a time or two. They’re happy for the work — heck, even with us keeping the house at 59 degrees during the day, it’s warmer than in the forest, and gnomes are easily paid with a pint of barley beer, especially if it has nice thick foam and a sharp bite to it.

I think some of their humor is a bit strong for St. Nicholas’s taste (him being a bishop and all), but they have yet to go too far. But they certainly can be jokesters. I suppose a happy gnome makes a happy home (or somesuch quaint saying).

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