Friday after Thanksgiving is the day we always cut our tree. Luckily, Claire was home for Thanksgiving weekend so we got it decorated with her help. The tree farm is about 20 miles from here, up the mountain. It’s massive, but since I’m still using a cane, we pretty much parked and said hey, that one looks pretty good and were done with it. Normally we walk all over the place. Not bad for $28 (sorry too all of our relatives in FL who pay that for a Charlie Brown tree!)
28 Nov 2011 3 Comments
Protected in our chicken tractor with a warming light and a tarp, our heritage buckeye chickens have moved from the brooder into their own spot inside the big barn. They have all of their big girl feathers so the winter shouldn’t cause them any worries.
26 Nov 2011 1 Comment
Despite the fact that our temperature has been below freezing overnight, our ghost and habanero peppers are happily growing beside beets, carrots, spinach and buttercrunch lettuce. We’re trying some peas and potatoes in our indoor beds, too. We harvested beet greens and rutabaga this morning. I need to make a new batch of pepper jelly. I’ve been dehydrating the peppers then running them through a food processor. It makes hot ass pepper flakes!
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Sunset this time of year is fantastic, check out this view over our front yard pond. We were in our spa on the back deck a few nights ago just after sunset and saw a red glow to our north. We were a bit worried that there might be a fire nearby then heard on the news the next day that the Northern Lights had been visible as far south as Virginia, and that’s us. This is a beautiful time of year for stargazing. Check the sky for meteors tonight, it’s time for the Leonid meteor shower.
16 Nov 2011 2 Comments
Football? Not so much. Both of our daughters were home last weekend, that happens just once or twice a year. I always ask them what they want to do and the answer is always the same. Request their favorite foods for Mom to make them and hang out. Hanging out means games. We drag out Yahtzee, poker and our new favorite zombie board game. It doesn’t matter who wins, what matters is playing and laughing together. I miss my girls already.
14 Nov 2011 4 Comments
Jenna’s waiting for someone to toss the inside of a wubba to her after chores this morning, and it was me. Today marks 4 weeks since my horseback riding accident and I helped with chores today. I’m still on a cane and in physical therapy three times a week but made it to the pasture to feed the chickens and give biscuits to the dogs. Life is good.