Who’s Gabbing and Who’s Gushing
Time To Cook
Happy ThanksgivingHappy Cooking!
Lots to do cleaning, cooking, decorating, enjoying ... Read more →
CD Review and Tracks from Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas
I picked up a stack of Christmas CD's at the library recently and wanted to share my thoughts. First, I'll start with the four I wasn't to impressed with. Susan Boyle: I'll Be Home for Christmas, was not one of my favorite Susan Boyle CD's. I've always been a Susan Boyles fan, but honestly nothing stuck out and I haven't listened to it again. I was really looking forward to the The Seth Mae Farlane: Holiday for Swing CD, but found it pretty average, compared to some other swing style CD's I've heard. This was the only CD in my stack, that was a new release. Again, good, but not great. The Glee Christmas Albums: Volume 2 and 3 were good compilation CD's. They have a good mix of songs and talent from the show. Volume 3, even included a Hanukkah song.
I was most curious to listen to the Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas. This one pleasantly surprised me. I wanted to go like it, but honestly thought it was going to be pretty bad. It's not going to win a Grammy, but I'd describe it as FUN. It's something different and something I think may give you a few giggles ... Read more →
Every year this Pilgrim Thanksgiving Nutcracker comes out of the china cabinet. He has been fixture in our homes for many years. A very old now clay figurine that I made so many years ago. I must share with you the cutest turkey that my grandson made in kindergarten ... Read more →
COOP GIVEAWAY: Win this Chicken Coop from My Pet Chicken
We are excited to be partnering with My Pet Chicken to offer one lucky reader the chance to win this Clubhouse Coop and attached Run PLUS a copy of the My Pet Chicken Handbook by Lissa Lucas and Traci Torre and a copy of Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens...Naturally by me. Two additional winners will each win a copy of each book ... Read more →
It was open season of deer hunting with a gun this past weekend and Mr got one, so last night while it was cold and snowing we canned the deer meat instead of making sausage with the deer that Mr had gotten. Can't wait to try it. It feels so good to fill our pantry, it's not much but it helps. Time to plow the driveway ... Read more →
Low Tunnel Update
This weekend the snow was gone and it peaked 50 degrees. The soil in the cold frames was warmed up a bit (55 degrees from 40) so I planted some lettuce, claytonia, spinach and kale in there (winter varieties).
The low tunnels have been secured since we put them in. They have carried a load of snow and withheld some wicked winds. I was dying to know how things were doing in there. Plus it was sunny and warm with a bit of rain in the forecast for the afternoon so it was perfect timing to open them up for the day.
Here is what I saw! ... Read more →
The old barn........
.......she ain't what she used to be ... Read more →
Small Steel Tree
A cute little steel tree we shipped out; it stands 18" tall. A special request from a client who plans to use it as a jewelry display in her store ... Read more →
Back from vacation and On my Soapbox ..!
Went shopping to my favourite feed store and this is what greeted me!
Seriously, it was a week and a half before Thanksgiving .... really? That poor tree will be a fire hazard before Christmas day rolls around!
I don't understand the rush to get holidays over with. Halloween wasn't even here yet and the stores had their Christmas decorations out! ... Read more →
BE INTENTIONAL: Have you read Every Monday Matters?
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. - Abraham Lincoln
Monday is my day to do a check in with myself and time to understand my goals and my resolution to achieve them. My biggest goal this year is to Be Intentional in all that I do. Particularly in celebrating the hobby farm lifestyle.
I found a couple of books that I had actually bought a few years ago and - embarrassingly - never read. Now is the time! ... Read more →