Other points of excitement include the news that cougars have been spotted in our area. Since we live about an hour from a major city it seems unlikely, and yet, they have been spotted just outside that major city.
We have no snow and have actually broken a record for more than 280 days without measurable snowfall. Last year was "snowless" and now it seems this year could be too.
I bought more yarn to make Travis and Arliss some scarves --camouflage colors of course.
My dad brought his tractors and 1929 Dodge out to "sleep" for the winter. That seems the best way to explain it to my 3 year old nephew. The three Farmall tractors are tucked in until spring.
The fruit trees need pruning, the garden shed needs to be organized again, and the duck coop needs a new roof.
I should organize my sewing room and go through the boys' toys that they have outgrown.
But there are gardening books to read, a quilt to keep working on, scarves to knit and quiet to appreciate.
The Christmas tree is up and the boys helped me put up lights outside this year.
I can hardly believe it will be Christmas in less than two weeks. I am hoping for some snow by then.
For now, know that we wish you a merry and bright Christmas. May you be with those you hold near to your heart.
Blessings to you and yours for the farm.
|deck is all "decked out"|
|the water trough for the cattle is tucked in for the winter|
|view from the east hay field|
|glorious duck eggs|
|Travis decorated the barn doors|
|the F-12 and the "H"|
|view from the front yard|