It’s been very busy the past few weeks here! Right after Thanksgiving, my partner and I went to Grand Cayman for 12 days and unfortunately I was sick most of the trip. It’s a good place to rest and sit in the sun compared to the freezing temperatures in New England. You all remember all the problems with my 1730 farmhouse, well the day we left on vacation the septic overflowed in the unfinished very old basement and thankfully my son helped with that but we had to have it fixed when we got home. Not once but twice!
Christmas was super nice, we had Christmas Eve at my house. It was nice just getting together with family. My daughter bought me a puppy, it’s a Yorkie and I’ll get him on January 17. His name is Sven. My partner is not happy at all about this new addition but I’m sure Sven will win him over.
Incase your wondering, how’s Arlo? He’s living his best life with his Mom and Dad in their new home!
Today is an easy day for me, I’m going to my daughters to celebrate Thanksgiving! I really like passing the torch off to her! She is have 30 people and it will be very busy but I think they have it under control! Thanksgiving if one of my favorite holidays but I really do not like to cook. I never have and I totally prefer to eat out but I don’t do that very often either! I would rather decorate. That’s my happy place!
Luna, why do they call the Lunar Eclipse the blood moon? That’s a great question, I’m not even sure why. I guess it’s the unscientific name for a total lunar eclipse. This is when the Earth passes in between the sun and the moon. This will cast a shadow over the moon as sunlight is blocked. Whew, that’s just crazy!
Lunas’ only wish is not to be called the blood cat. That’s not a name she would like and who can blame her!
So this is hard, getting the leaves swept up with the wind blowing! I haven’t done a lot of yard work yet because of that reason. My partner did one sweep around but you can’t tell in most places.
One good thing the Magnolia tree has hundreds of blooms on it for next spring.
This is the last of my fall decorations outside. I bought solar powered Christmas lights for outside this year. Our electric company increased the rates by 62 percent this month. I’m a little concerned about this with the heated water buckets for the horses. So this will help! I’ll let you know how they work.
This is my first Christmas decorations in the house. A little early but that’s OK. we are not having Thanksgiving this year, my daughter is am I’m very thankful for that!
After three, long, 12 hour days the chimney liner was finally put in. The chimney had a lot of bricks that protruded inside making it very difficult to get the liner down.
They actually had to open the chimney up and remove some of the inside bricks. All I know it finally went in. In comparison to my daughters chimney liner, the same people put it in and it took 3 hours. Crazy.
Now for the sad news, Arlo moved out to his new home. My son and his fiancé bought a home in the next state. We really miss him and his mom and dad! He was a little mischievous but still fun to have around.
I am definitely a country girl that loves to garden, quilt, preserve, hunt, and read. I love my family more than anything in the world. I live with my husband of fifty years. We have a son, daughter, granddaughter and grandson. We live on a 500+ acre farm in Virginia with about 75 cows & bulls, thirty chickens, and three dogs.
This site is about my life as a farmgirl, wife, mother and grandmother. We have a beautiful granddaughter and the cutest grandson. We own two farms in Craig County Virginia, leasing one and raising beef cattle on the other.
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