First Lambs of 2017

first-lambsTwins born yesterday, both doing well.  We had another ewe in labor this morning and had to pull it.  Mom and baby are resting comfortably in the nursery section of our barn.  Another day on the farm.

Harry Potter Crafting


This Harry Potter tea party Christmas tree ornament lives in Ireland now. The cookies are made from polymer clay.


Someone emailed to ask if I’d remake a Severus Snape ornament I had made a few years back. She discovered it on Pinterest. How cool is that?


I made this Molly Weasley clock for Claire for Christmas. I was inspired by the amazing Knickertwist. You should check her out at


Chocolate frog card ornaments.


One of them went to my friend Shannon in Savannah, along with this Hufflepuff Christmas stocking. The emblem was done on my embroidery machine. This is her photo because I either forgot to take one or lost it when my laptop crashed last month.


For Christmas this year I received all of the Harry Potter movies on DVD and digital, which inspired me to post some of the Harry Potter crafts I made in 2016.

Happy New Year

Just before Christmas, we had a quick six day getaway to the Caribbean.  We visited Grand Cayman, Jamaica and Curacao, all three were new to the both of us.  We had a fun excursion which took us over the remains of three shipwrecks in a boat with an observatory that sat 5 feet below the surface of the water.  While it was nice to get away, when we returned the scramble to make the holidays happen was very hectic!  I have just one New Year’s Resolution for 2017… to finally open an Etsy shop.  There.  I’ve said it.  It has to happen now, right??  Happy New Year!  crystal1 crystal2 crystal3

Al Fresco Dining

alfrescoEven though there’s a chill in the air and darkness falls early this time of year, it doesn’t keep us from enjoying our back deck at dinner time.  Just add a space heater and turn the overhead lights on and we’re good to go.


Getting Ready For Turkey Day

al1al4al3I’ve already started on our Thanksgiving meal.  The roasted veggies are done and so is the turkey brine.  I’m getting ready to peel potatoes, assemble stuffing and bake a pecan pie.  This will make tomorrow much more relaxing!  How’s your prep coming along?

Baking Season

bakingIt’s officially begun with a batch of peanut butter kiss cookies and a few loaves of country french bread.  Happy holidays, ya’ll!


Gardening Season

ba1It’s officially over with our first hard frost.  We’re still drying ghost peppers and next year’s garlic crop has been planted.  Just two months until it’s time to start seeds again.

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