Hello dear friends! Merry Christmas to everyone that is celebrating the spirit of the season!
Today is Boxing Day which traditionally is the day when those that are blessed with plenty "box up" extra food and clothing to distribute to those that are less fortunate. The reality is that nowadays Boxing Day is the day in which many brave the insanity at malls and big box stores to take advantage of bargains. Dear friends I can assure you that there is nothing that I need or want so much that I would venture anywhere near a mall! Today we are expecting guests for dinner so I am puttering around the house and as we have stopped for a cup of coffee I thought I would share some random photos from the last week.
I am going to need to spend some time working on night photography. This is a view of the side of our old stone farmhouse taken one evening on my way back from locking up the chickens with my trusty assist Abby The German Shepherd.
While I was there I popped into the barn to check on our new lambs.
I am told that there are 11 lambs in the barn at the moment with 8 lambs born in the last couple of weeks. We usually start lambing around Christmas with most of the lambs born during January and February.
A view of our house from the driveway. The original stone house is on the right and our addition is on the left. This view has our dining room on the main floor and a guest room above it.
This is a view towards the house from the farm gate. We have a Christmas tree in the gazebo and lights running along the wooden fence.
Years ago big twig deer were very popular. I always wanted one but for whatever reason never bought one. I haven't seen them for sale anywhere but these wire deer are readily available. This one was attractively priced just before Christmas so I snapped it up. It has a fake fur muff!
The front of our house. I took these pictures with my phone. I really must take some time practicing night photography using my camera!
Another view from the area we call The Grove which is behind our house.
Another view from the driveway. We call the area on the right the Portico entry and I hope that we can build a railing for the deck next year. The illuminated area on the left is the deck that opens from our kitchen, and the area just visible above it is the balcony off the master bedroom.
This is my little project for this week! This tall narrow tree is in our Portico entrance and I am going to decorate it in a woodland theme. No reason to stop decorating! Yesterday my mother and I were making some felt owls to decorate this tree and I will do more over the next few days. I will share the update soon!
Thank you for visiting!