Hello everyone! I thought I would show you all what it STILL looks like here in Floyd.
Ice still covers everything. I was hoping to show you all how beautiful it is when the sun shines on it but none of these pictures do it justice.
We are still snuggled in and enjoying the slow pace of days with nothing major to do. We will be starting back school next week.
I have to tell you all about all the fun we had last evening. We opened the chickens gate to see if they would come out and explore a little. Well, they came out just fine. The problem was, they didn’t want to go back in. I think they didn’t want to walk on the ice. When it started getting dark, instead of being on the roost, they were scattered everywhere-under buildings, in the wood shed. We had to gather them all up and put them in their house. Needless to say, we were SO COLD! Silly chickens, they will not have an open gate this evening.
Our actual temperature here this morning is 15 degrees. I’m not sure what the wind chill is but I am certain it is in the single digits. COLD!! I am working on another afgan. I made Jessica and Chuck one each for Christmas but forgot to take a picture of them. Jessica’s is purple and white-Chuck’s is green and yellow.
I hope you all have a great day. Stay warm and God bless.
The temperatures here have been wonderful. Upper 50’s for several days now. We actually did not have a fire yesterday or today. Amazing! So what do we do when it’s this warm outside-cut wood, of course! Here are a few pictures.
This tree had been dead for quite a while. It was a pretty big tree. I hope you can see it. If you look at the right of the picture you can see where we cut it down. Hubby was very glad for his new larger chain saw. His old one would never have cut through it.
The wooded area where we were cutting opens up into a beautiful field.
We wheelbarrowed the wood to the truck. This made it a little easier to load. Hubby had to split most of the blocks just so we could lift them into the truck. We worked on this tree for 2 days and still didn’t get it finished. Hubby’s chain messed up on his saw so we had to quit until he gets it fixed. We did school in the mornings and then after lunch we would go cut wood. It was hard work getting the wood around the hill but we had a good time working together. I told Hubby all this physical exercise was keeping us young (lol).
What is more fun than riding in the truck bed after a hard day of working. God is good. We are getting ready to leave for Sunday night bible study. We are studying in Exodus. Tonight’s menu is sloppy joes, potato chips and dip, cole slaw and dessert (unknown at this time). I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.
Good morning, ladies! We had a great visit yesterday with David, Jess, and the kids. It was a nice warm day and as you can see, most of it was spent outside. If you look on the ground you can see where Daniel’s boots are. I guess they got in the way of swinging.
Sam and Katie. Sam had so much fun sitting with Katie and taking pictures. Every time the we would take a picture, he would just bust out laughing. So of course, we took MANY pictures. I thought this one was the best.
David helped Hubby fix the brakes on the car yesterday. It was a full day’s job but we think they are finally fixed. Thank’s again Dave for helping. Jess and I worked inside on making her some applebutter. She ended up with 5 qts. We had spaghetti with homemade sauce, rolls and cinnamon rolls for dessert. Daniel told me spaghetti was his favorite. I made a new recipe for cinnamon rolls and I really liked this recipe. Much better than the one I had been using. I got the recipe here. http://homejoys.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweet-dough.html I also posted the recipe under sweet dough in my recipe file. I did divide the recipe in half and got 18 cinnamon rolls. I will definitely be making them again. We are planning on starting a remodel at Jessica’s on Monday. Her kitchen is getting a facelift. I hope to remember to take the camera and I’ll show pictures of the process.
Yesterday the girls and I decided to try our hand at making a greenhouse. We found these old metal things in the field behind the house. They were used as a round bale holder but had been broken years ago.
Then we planted our seed and put the metal “thingie” over it.
Then we covered them with plastic. All of this is recycled material. The only cost to us was the seeds. We have never tried anything like this before. I have attempted to start seeds indoors many different times but always with no success. They grow too fast and then just die out so we just buy plants already started and use them. I got this idea from my blogger friend at http://holcombhappenings.wordpress.com/. Thanks, Cheryl. We have about 30 days before danger of frost is over for us. We are hoping our seeds will produce and we will be able to transplant them. If this does well, I want to start our seeds earlier next year. Anyway, it was a very nice day yesterday and we had a lot of fun making our greenhouse and planting our seeds.
I thought some of you all might enjoy pictures of what pure fun looks like on a child’s face. This has been one of the best sled riding snows we have ever had. Of course, Dad being home has helped make it the best. Nothing like a big Dad push to really get your sled going at top speed. No school today. We took a snow day. I thought we better enjoy it while we can. The girls, of course, did not mind at all. Not much else happening here, just another one of those family days. I kinda borrowed this from an old Kelloggs commercial and adapted it to fit my lifestyle-Life is Good and the God I serve is GREAT! I truly enjoy this life the Lord has given me, my family, my home. I can think of no greater calling than to be a wife and mother. I pray my home and my words reflect how I feel. I will soon have a picture of Julie’s completed wall hanging. I can’t wait for you all to see it. Next is Grace’s. I already have all the material needed to get it set up and ready to start working on. I love new projects. They are always so exciting. Well, it is rest time for me. God Bless.
Our mantle. The girls and I spent the morning putting away fall decorations. Then we decided to decorate the mantle for winter. We think it looks pretty good. What do you think? I like to use snowmen instead of Santa Claus, that way I can leave them up all winter. Not just for Christmas. I know I’m kinda lazy when it comes to decorating. I really enjoy the putting up of decorations, its the taking down I don’t like. Anyway the mantle was fun. We had egg nog and enjoyed being together. Life is good. No, life is GREAT! I so enjoy my girls and being at home with them. We plan on putting the Christmas tree up Saturday. More egg nog, Christmas music, hot chocolate. I can’t wait! They are calling for a chance of snow Saturday here. Maybe some ice. I prefer snow, however we’ll see. It will probably just be cold. I hope you all have as much fun as we do this time of year. God Bless.