Week two of having everyone in the family home on vacation and school break is thankfully coming to an end. We have had SO much snow and the temps have been in the negative digits, so we have all been cooped up together and it was getting rough! I love my family, in moderation. LOL
We had a wonderful Christmas, all be it small in the gift department, but our kids understand that there are more important things about Christmas than toys. We enjoyed traditions, making things for each other, and watching each other glow opening the gifts we had made.
I am already over breaking ice and refilling waterers. I know we have a long way to go with winter, but I am tired of frozen fingers and my nostrils freezing shut during chore time. I am already dreaming of gardening and sitting under a shade tree.
|Winter time is cold, but that makes it the perfect time to pull down wasp nests!
I think they are really cool to look at, I just don’t like the residents!
|You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout, I’m telling you why, Santa chicken is coming to town!!! Buffy decided to play the part this year and I think she looks grand! LOL|
|The littlest country kid got to visit reindeer! He was delighted and slightly afraid.
I finally got him to pet its butt when it wasn’t looking. Ah, holiday memories in the making!
|The chickens were nestled all snuggled in their beds, while the country kids decorated sugar cookies before resting their heads. The homesteadin mama was so tired she couldn’t think, longing for a glass of Rum Chata to drink…..|
|Oh Christmas Eve Nate was waiting for the fat man or to kill the tree, not really sure what he is up to!|
|The littlest country kid LOVES the hat daddy knitted him.
I think it is so pretty and the littlest country kid wears it ALL the time now.
|The little stray kitty, now named Ginger, really enjoyed her first Christmas with us. The homemade cat nip toys were a BIG hit! She claimed two of them as her own. Nate didn’t mind, he got a new scratch pad, which is more his speed.|