"The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land."
-Abraham Lincoln

Have Yourselves a Merry Little Christmas!

Come and Get It Hanzel and Gretel!

We finally got our first snow of the season yesterday.   I can't say that I really appreciate snow as much as I did when I was a kid.   Back then it was really fun to see the flakes falling and to sit in the kitchen with the radio on just praying that your school would be next in the snow-day line.   If it was, I usually scarfed down my breakfast, ran to get my winter stuff on and was out the door faster than Secretariat on coals! 

But now...not so much.  Now I see snow and I think of cold weather, shoveling the walk, fighting bone chilling wind to feed the critters, icy roads....

Fortunately for me though, I was indoors yesterday watching the snow from behind the window, in front of a toasty fire, all nice and warm.   DH was out feeding and shoveling and I was inside taking down the Thanksgiving decorations and starting to put up the Christmas decorations.  

The kids and I finished their ginger bread house (I cheated and bought a kit from Walgreens on sale for almost $2 off).  They had a blast.  

This morning I woke up and started a couple of loaves of bread to get us through the weekend, hopefully.  Then Oldest has Girl Scouts and DH and I have some boxes to clear through to make room for the holidays.   Should be a pretty busy day today.