Friday, December 19, 2008

Jack Frost

It has been cold and snowy here. A couple of the windows in the garage are covered in frost in the mornings. I have always marveled at the detail and splendor of the different patterns of frost.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


A couple of snow storms have left a new blanket of snow on the ground. This fluffy snow also stuck to the trees and bushes. Ah the magic of winter.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


These are a little hard to see but there are bird, squirrel, and rabbit tracks in the snow. They are a few of the visitors this winter. I have also seen raccoon, and deer tracks, but not this morning. The last picture is Jeep tracks. Thorny Guy has been driving the Jeep down to the chicken coop on cold days.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008


Our fifteen chickens are laying about 12-14 eggs a day. As you can see they are all shades of brown, with a couple speckled ones and an almost white one. We have even gotten a couple of double yolkers.

The chickens seem happy and content in their coop. We do have a heat lamp in their coop which we keep on during the evening for a couple of hours. There have been enough warm days which they can still get out and explore.

So what have we been doing with all these eggs? Well there were a couple of pound cakes made, omelets, and baking. The extras we sell to people at work, which is great for the baking season.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

xmas decorations

Last year for xmas we went all out. My mom and I made 8 containers full of pine branches, red twig dogwoods, and ornaments, We made three pine wreaths, and two balls covered in evergreen which were hung on the lamp posts. I even made wreaths out of ice with citrus and berries for the birds. This year frankly, I am tired and don't have that energy. As evident from the lack of posts recently.

So Thorny guy and I decided to cut back especially since xmas is not at our house this year. We were not even going to get a tree!

Well Thorny Guy changed that plan and bought a cheap white pine tree and decked it out. He also bought poinsettias on Black Friday. This made me put up the nativity set, and a huge grapevine wreath with ornaments above the garage. But that is it, I am done decking the halls. Although I have to admit it does seem more like the holiday season now.

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