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Strip For 061982
ID: 4188
Publication Date: 1982-06-19
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Michael and Lawrence talk about Uncle Phil finding a place to live. Michael thinks he's looking for a farm house. John keeps saying that Phil will be at the Patterson's 'till the cows come home.
Caption: Dad keeps saying he'll be at our house 'till the cows come home.
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Strip For 062183
ID: 425
Publication Date: 1983-06-21
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Gordon asks Michael and Elizabeth about their upcoming summer holidays. Michael tells him they are going to Aunt Bev and Uncle Danny's pig farm. They need to get to know their relatives.
Caption: Dad says Lizzie an' me hafta get to know our relatives.
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Strip For 062783
ID: 430
Publication Date: 1983-06-27
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: While getting ready to visit the farm, Michael asks Elly if there will be enough room for everyone. Elly says that the big farm house has plenty of space. Michael laments that his father told him he would have to sleep in the barn.
Caption: Then Daddy lied! - He said Lizzie and I had to sleep in the barn - with the REST of the animals!
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Strip For 062883
ID: 431
Publication Date: 1983-06-28
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: While packing his jeans for the farm, Elizabeth asks what their Aunt and Uncle look like. Michael assures her she has seen them before and describes them as having Farmer's tans.
Caption: They're the ones with the tan that only goes up to here.
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Strip For 062983
ID: 432
Publication Date: 1983-06-29
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Out in the yard, Connie tells Elly that she can't imagine her on a farm. Elly wants the kids to get closer to nature. When Lawrence, Michael and Elizabeth show up covered in dirt, Connie finds it hard to imagine them getting closer than they already are.
Caption: You want the to get closer than this?
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Strip For 063083
ID: 433
Publication Date: 1983-06-30
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Remembering Farley (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Getting ready to go to the farm, Michael complains about putting Farley in a kennel. Elly explains that it will be hard for the dog to fly and he'd be in the way on the farm. Michael doesn't want to send Farley to jail.
Caption: But... it's like sending him to JAIL!
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Strip For 071283
ID: 4343
Publication Date: 1983-07-12
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Travelling to the Cruikshank farm, Uncle Dan tells John the tractor is ready and that there's lots to be done. Michael thought they were on vacation. Aunt Bev explains that, on a farm in summer, there's no such thing. Elizabeth, Elly.
Caption: Michael - on a farm in summertime - there's no such thing!!
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Strip For 071383
ID: 4344
Publication Date: 1983-07-13
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: The family arrive at the Cruikshank Farm and are greeted by Laura and Grandma Cruikshank. When Grandma asks Elizabeth what she thinks of the farm, Michael says she's looking for Old MacDonald. Uncle Dan, Aunt Bev, John, Elly.
Caption: ... She keeps askin to see "Old MacDonald".
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Strip For 071483
ID: 440
Publication Date: 1983-07-14
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Cruikshank Farm: Laura is going to show Michael and Elizabeth the new kittens and the pigs. When Elly tells them not to get dirty Aunt Bev rolls her eyes.
Caption: - Don't get dirty!
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Strip For 071583
ID: 4345
Publication Date: 1983-07-15
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Cruikshank Farm: Laura shows Michael and Elizabeth around the barn. They see the kittens that will catch mice, the farrowing pens, the feeder pigs and the big old boar. He lives in his own pen called the "Honeymoon Suite".
Caption: - calls it the "Honeymoon Suite!"
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Strip For 071683
ID: 441
Publication Date: 1983-07-16
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Cruikshank Farm: Elly explains the sleeping arrangements. Michael gets a cot with John and Elly while Elizabeth shares the bunks with Laura. When the upper bunk sags Elizabeth asks if it's safe to be on the bottom bunk.
Caption: Mama? ...is this fing safe?
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Strip For 071883
ID: 442
Publication Date: 1983-07-18
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Cruikshank Farm: Michael asks Uncle Dan why the pigs don't have names. Dan tries to explain that would make them like pets and he doesn't want to eat anything with which he's had a personal relationship.
Caption: ...an' I don't like to eat anything I've had a personal relationship with.
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Strip For 071983
ID: 443
Publication Date: 1983-07-19
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Cruikshank Farm: Elly contemplates the beauty of the Prairies. Dramatic skies, green fields, everything's so clean and fresh. John points out she hasn't been working at the back end of the barn.
Caption: You haven't been working at the back end of the barn.
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Strip For 072083
ID: 444
Publication Date: 1983-07-20
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Cruikshank Farm: Uncle Dan, Aunt Bev, Michael, Laura and John are baling hay. They ask Elly to hurry up and help, but Elly is trying to find her other earring. She's dressing up to help on the farm.
Caption: I can't find my other earring!
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Strip For 072183
ID: 6018
Publication Date: 1983-07-21
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Cruikshank Farm: While riding the tractor Uncle Dan explains the different types of crops to Michael. Feathery oats, grass-like wheat. Michael points to a field with things growing other than wheat. Dan explains that they're organic farmers.
Caption: They're farmin' organic.
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Strip For 072283
ID: 4346
Publication Date: 1983-07-22
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Cruikshank Farm: At dinner Michael tells Aunt Bev that Elizabeth was chased by the rooster again. Without hens he has become an ornery nuisance. Grandma Cruikshank says that sounds like Grandpa Vern after retirement. Laura, John, Elly, Uncle Dan
Caption: ... Sounds like Grampa Vern after he retired.
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Strip For 072383
ID: 4347
Publication Date: 1983-07-23
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Cruikshank Farm: Michael asks Uncle Dan how the hens disappeared. Dan explains that they would fall asleep on the sides of the pig pens and the pigs ate them.
Caption: - Yeah, Mike... It's a pig - eat - chicken world.
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Strip For 072583
ID: 4348
Publication Date: 1983-07-25
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Cruikshank Farm: Uncle Dan gets Elly out of bed at 3am to see the piglets get born. Elly is surprised at the time. Dan welcomes her to the reality of the world of obstetrics.
Caption: Welcome to the world of obstetrics!
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Strip For 072683
ID: 4349
Publication Date: 1983-07-26
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Cruikshank Farm: Elly is getting up at 3am. John asks where she is going. She asks John to go with her to see the piglets born. She argues that he watched Elizabeth be born. John figures if you've seen it once, you've seen them all.
Caption: -an' when you've seen one, you've seen 'em all.
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Strip For 072783
ID: 4350
Publication Date: 1983-07-27
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Cruikshank Farm: Elly doesn't think the sow looks to be in labour but Uncle Dan assures her she's having contractions. He warns Elly to stay away from the pig's head because she could get mean. Elly sympathizes.
Caption: Yeah. I know how she feels! Pant! Whuff!
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Strip For 072883
ID: 4351
Publication Date: 1983-07-28
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Cruikshank Farm: Elly watches Uncle Dan deliver piglets. The sow feels a contraction, lays down and out pops a pig. Thinking about her own experiences with delivering children Elly laments that such easy birth is not fair.
Caption: It's not FAIR!
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Strip For 072983
ID: 6019
Publication Date: 1983-07-29
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Cruikshank Farm: In the wee hours of the morning Elly helps Uncle Dan with the newly arrived piglets. Elly considers how the farm brings one close to the miracles of life and death. Dan isn't in to the poetry since they're having bacon for breakfast
Caption: Don't go waxing poetic on me now. We're having bacon for breakfast.
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Strip For 073083
ID: 445
Publication Date: 1983-07-30
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Cruikshank Farm: Michael and Elizabeth dump grain out of their shoes, hair and clothes and track it through the house. Michael tells Elly that there's a whole shed full of barley.
Caption: Uncle Danny's got a whole shed full of barley!
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Strip For 080183
ID: 4352
Publication Date: 1983-08-01
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Cruikshank Farm: John, Elly and Laura are surprised by a noise. Uncle Dan meets his neighbour, Arnold, who has repaired a snowmobile and driven it through Dan's wheat field. He's come over for coffee.
Caption: ... come through yer wheatfield there like a hot knife through butter.
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Strip For 080283
ID: 4353
Publication Date: 1983-08-02
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Cruikshank Farm: Aunt Bev tells Elly that Arnold doesn't talk to women. He thinks they should stay in the kitchen since they're not smart enough to talk to. His conversation with Uncle Dan and John is very limited.
Caption: Yup. Supe looks like rain awright... yup...yup. Yup. Sure looks like rain awright... yup...yup.
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Strip For 080383
ID: 4354
Publication Date: 1983-08-03
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Cruikshank Farm: Uncle Dan wants to get started on the Winter Wheat before it rains. He offers Elly a chance to drive the combine. John asks if she can manage but Dan points out that there's nothing to hit.
Caption: What's out there to hit?
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Strip For 080583
ID: 446
Publication Date: 1983-08-05
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Cruikshank Farm: Elizabeth is excited that Elly is cooking the beets she pulled out all by herself. At dinner, Elly offers her the first serving but Elizabeth remembers that she hates beets. John, Uncle Dan, Michael.
Caption: I hate beets.
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Strip For 080683
ID: 4356
Publication Date: 1983-08-06
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Cruikshank Farm: John asks Uncle Dan about his hard life and why he chose it. Dan says that farming gets in your blood and you fall in love with it. John asks Aunt Bev but she says she does it because she fell in love with Dan
Caption: I fell in love with him.
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Strip For 080883
ID: 4357
Publication Date: 1983-08-08
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Cruikshank Farm: Michael shows off his horsemanship. Aunt Bev was going to teach him, but he knows it all already. He gets on the horse and the horse then does whatever she pleases. Elly.
Caption: - and the horse does whatever she pleases!
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Strip For 080983
ID: 4358
Publication Date: 1983-08-09
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Cruikshank Farm: Michael and Laura argue that they don't have to like each other. Elly tells them that they're in luck because the Pattersons are leaving tomorrow. Faced with separation the two cousins hug and cry.
Caption: We're leaving tomorrow. We are? Waaaah!!!
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Strip For 081083
ID: 447
Publication Date: 1983-08-10
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Cruikshank Farm: The Pattersons prepare to leave. Michael tells his Mom that Elizabeth is saying goodbye to the kittens. Elly is surprised that she hasn't been nagging to take one home. A small meow emits from a suspicious bulge in Elizabeth's shirt.
Caption: I'm surprised she isn't nagging to take one with her! Meow!
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