All of us, both 2 and 4-legged, wish you and yours a very special Country Christmas wish, with the following seasonal photos.
The snowglobe, below, is actually Richard driving Chevy yesterday for the first time with our new (much-too-small) sleigh. It’s a great way to exercise him before taking him out to haul logs! (And thanks to Mom for taking super shots of the adventure FROM HER UPSTAIRS WINDOWS! when I was too busy outside helping! )
Chevy charging up through the fresh snow, just yesterday, as Richard hangs on – tight!
Below, apron from Haworth, England, where the Brontes lived and wrote, and the recipe book on the table was my great-grandmother’s, who was apparently a big fan of the Brontes!
High on a Hill was a lonely Goat-herd, yo-di-diddle, yodel-do all day!
Last year there was too much snow; it looks like this year’s forecast is for less snow, but colder temperatures here around Blue Bell Mountain, N.B.
AND A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS…
Busy days in the next 3 weeks as we not only harvest our massive garden for a winter’s eating, get 6 cords of firewood in, prepare for CBC’s Still Standing to be in our community, organize the entertainment for St. Peter’s Centennial Celebrations, have a guest from Scotland and two from Ontario, AND take Rustic Revivals to a show Aug. 26th in Plaster Rock. Whew! (Please don’t anyone ask why there aren’t more blog postings at the moment… )
While Richard’s mostly been doing the wood, and Mom’s been helping with that as well as massive weeding and picking in the garden, I’ve picked berries, made 3 jars of raspberry and 5 jars of gooseberry jam, and we’ve flash-frozen (instead of blanching this year! Try it!) then frozen I-don’t-know-how-many bags of green and yellow beans. And peas. LOVE those peas!
I’ve organized all the above entertainment for the anniversary, incl. writing 2 songs (Richard will solo one), researching questions for the Pastors’ Trivia Challenge and a skit that we are rehearsing now… Looking forward to having CBC in the area next week as well, and Jonny’s big comedy night should be lots of fun!
At this point, I’d like someone to help LEVEL me out, and assist with some Rustic Revivals preparations as well (have also had some Etsy attention again, and am too busy to answer my queries!)
While he might have missed getting his big lazy bum in the hammock, Chevy IS just doing a lot of lazing around this summer – but we’re too busy to get him working for us, just yet! So he has a lot of leisure time… What’s THAT?
The regular blog postings should resume in September… or maybe October?