Friday, December 24, 2021

Merry Christmas 2021


Santa is right on schedule.

It's time to get the cookies and milk out and carrots for the reindeer.

Have a Merry Christmas everyone and a Blessed and festive holiday.

hugs, Deb

Friday, December 10, 2021

Preparing for Christmas

 My five wooden, moveable ornaments will be hung on the staircase at Christmas.

I have yet to find the right foliage to hang them on and freezing rain is in the forecast so I'll have to wait a day or two.

My children, and now my grands, love to play with them as they head up to the loft to the Christmas tree.

I'm not sure how, but I managed to get my wrapping done today with the help of this maniac.
Her job, I presume, was to stand on the bows so they were on good and tight and lie across the tissue paper to keep it perfectly flat. The chewing on the ribbon was short-lived.
"Thank you, Cora."
                                                                  "Oh, Christmas Tree"

I spotted a 'new kid on the block' today looking out the sliding door window. He/she was obviously hunting  and quite comfortable with it all. Looked well-fed (hopefully not with my birds) so I won't worry about it.  I'll just watch for the hunter again.

And the glorious mourning dove is here now for the winter. How I miss them all summer long. They have arrived in a large flock, close to thirty, and I will gladly keep them fed all winter.

And the junco is back, too. Cutest little birds. They are about the same size as the chickadee and seem to get along with them well.

I hope you are all enjoying these days up to Christmas.
I've been watching lots of Christmas movies and drinking far too much hot chocolate
in between the shopping and wrapping of presents.
All good, all fun.

But I best go.
The branches are vibrating and I just heard a bell ring under the tree.

Be kind, Deb

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Christmas preparations

Hi everyone. Hope you are enjoying the Christmas season so far.

We have had a heavy snow overnight; our second big snowfall this season. December is in full swing around here.

The house is looking quite Christmassy. I chose the loft for the tree again this year. I like that I don't have to move furniture around to accommodate it.

Once the tree is up I really get into gear. I also needs eyes in the back of my head. Cora and Wilson are very interested and so far four decorations have been seen flying across the room but no casualties as yet. They love to sleep beneath it and look at the lights. I don't blame them.😍

She plans to scare the cookies out of Santa. She's surely on his NAUGHTY list.

Look at the snow and there is more falling.
'Ol Nellie (tractor turned snow-blower) is working overtime.
My little potting shed is now covered with snow as I took this a few days ago.
The mourning doves congregate on the roof when its cold and eat from the feeder to the left.
They also come to the house, too

Then our twelve wild turkeys come by to clean up. I always give them a little extra.

I love these guys. I find them so comical.

The house is all decorated except for the stairs. I'll wait a bit because I want to put cedar branches along the railing.

My favorite Santa

The birds are being remembered where there is no feeder in the woodlot.

My girls and I did our traditional Christmas shopping day together and stuck to small towns only.

                                                                            Jess & Allie

Oh my goodness, the snow is heavy and constant today. One good thing, it keeps this monkey out of trouble. She is fascinated by it all.

I wish you all a wonderful Christmas season.
The days are flying by and I know it can get stressful but I hope you take time out for yourself and enjoy all that it brings.

Take some advice from these two...stay cozy.