The (mis)Adventures of a Homesteadin' Mama

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Homestead Happenings December 9 – 15

The winter months can be a pain on the homestead….. They can also be slightly boring when bad weather makes getting out hard. Luckily we managed to get out and about this week thanks to a milder then normal winter. You will be so proud of me, I resisted temptation to bring home another mouth to feed! But we did end up with a visitor for lunch one day. *wink* I love that our hens feel comfortable enough to just walk up in our house!

It might have taken me a week (or more) but our tree is finally up and decorated. About time! Now to just keep the cats out of it and the country kids from snooping under it!

So what made me smile this week?

OMG I think I need one of these for Christmas 😂 They are axolotls and have these feathery things on their heads that fluff and wave. Note to self….. exotic pet shows are dangerously tempting.
We had a visitor! After chores, Fifi decided to come in with me. Heidi the homestead hound was a bit taken aback by the intrusion. After wandering the kitchen for a few, Fifi returned to the yard to tell the others about the magical bowl of greatness (Heidi’s food) that she found. I don’t know what Heidi thought about Fifi throwing down on her food, but she stood there and let it happen!
I’m thinking Nate has the right idea…. find a pillow and snuggle down for a nap. Cats are such wise critters, well except for the whole licking your own butt thing.
Remember awhile back Buffy broke her middle toe and I was gonna amputee it became it turned black but everyone said just let it be. Well now there is a shriveled up black toe somewhere in my yard or coop because it fell off! I hope we never find it because that would just be creepy. 
Not sure what’s up, but I think I’m allergic to the Christmas tree! I put the lights on (finally) so the country kids can decorate and now both my arms look like this! The photo really doesn’t do justice to the redness or how bumpy I am. Never had this happen with a live tree before. But at least I can say the Christmas tree is ready!
14 years ago I was pregnant with our first son and I painted this ornament for him. It was to be hung for his first Christmas the following year. Sadly he was stillborn and he never got to have his first Christmas…. but every year at Christmas we always put his ornament on the tree. The country kids have always known about their big brother but we don’t talk about him much anymore. When we hung it this year the littlest country kid was excited to see his brother’s ornament but then commented how he wished he were here but that he wasn’t going to talk about it anymore because he didn’t want me to cry. How can a 6 year old have so much empathy?!?! I assured him I wouldn’t cry because at Christmas when we hang each of their special ornaments on the tree it makes my heart smile because my boys are all together. Maybe I’m sappy, but seeing those three ornaments all together on one tree just really makes me feel complete.
Hubby sent me a text asking if I wanted to whip something up for the dessert contest they are having at his work luncheon. I’m game so I ask what he wants me to make. His response? Really? Maybe you should go marry Daren then! Why ask me to enter when you are going going to vote for someone else’s?!?! Daren’s Baklava must be pretty dang awesome cause I know I can bake better then most!

 

Remember to take time out of your busy day to find your own things to make you smile!

 

 

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