Friday, December 5, 2008

a little catching up

Thank goodness I didn’t make plans for having a big family dinner on Thanksgiving because I started to come down with a flu bug precisely on Thanksgiving. I am much improved now, with the exception of some lingering congestion that’s keeping the Kleenex makers in business.

I am so far behind on blog reading that I may never catch up. But I have been catching up around the house and finishing hand made gifts. This week I’ve been cooking quite a lot, also, trying to make up for the past week when I did very little. Since we went out for Thanksgiving I didn’t have leftovers to feed DH while I was sick. This week the guy has been well fed. Today pork ribs and kraut in the crock pot.

Aside from baking cookies and making popcorn balls and some candy, the holiday gifts are just about ready to be wrapped up. I’ll be heading over to the nearby bulk food store this morning to get a few supplies for candy making. Next week I’ll begin baking and candy making. The popcorn balls will be made just before Solstice.

My son called the other night and they will be postponing their visit until next weekend, which actually works better for us as well. Our landlord/neighbors have left to spend the remainder of winter in their Florida home so now we have the farm completely to ourselves until about March. Hunters have been around more now that gun season is open. I always wonder what it is about “NO HUNTING or TRESPASSING” that they don’t understand. There doesn’t seem to be as many deer this year as the past two since we’ve been back here.

There’s really not much going on here in our neck of the woods. I just wanted to let you all know I was alive and well and hoping soon to get back into the swing of things here in blogland. : )

Have a great weekend dear friends! And now, for your viewing pleasure…


  1. I'm glad your feeling better! Arther looks adorable giving Odin a bath. They are so cute together. I'm glad the universe gifted you with Odin. I believe Arther is happy too! ;-)

  2. Glad the bug is on its way out. Hope you're feeling grand soon! A friend of mine who had hunter problems on his property bought one of those little can air horns. Every time he saw hunters, he would open the door, give the horn a few nice long blasts, and then kept it up every few minutes for a half hour or so. They got the message. And so did the deer - it chased them all away to safety.

  3. Glad you are on the mend.

    The thing with 'no trespassing' is that most people read that as 'except for me'.

  4. Glad you are feeling better!! Seems like you have some nice plans for the Holidays. I am sure that the recipients of your gifts will be very happy!!!

    And what beautiful pictures of the "Cuddly Babys". God they are cute!!
    Always happy when you post. I look forward to the next time.

  5. HI thereI got your blog from Acorn Farm...and she posted your handmade soap making post....I make handmade soap too, and sell it (
    loved your post! your blog! Come on over and say hi sometime! Email me and I'll add you if your interested!

  6. those are some seriously cute kitties!

  7. Thanks everyone for your comments.

    city mouse - love the air horn idea! Only thing, I hate to scare the deer of as they tend to take refuge behind our house.

    Country wife - yes, you are right, everybody but them!

    Rainbow, Jen and Ro - Hi! We love our kitties and think they are cute, too! Spoiled as well. :) Arther is very happy (most of the time) that he has a playmate. I continue to be very impressed with his tolerance and caring towards Odin.

  8. kyfarmlife - thanks for dropping in and commenting. I will do that!


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