Thanksgiving blessings to you!

Pumpkin pie and coffee, anyone?

Thanksgiving is almost here, and I'm still trying to recuperate from a nasty stomach bug I had over the weekend.... meanwhile, Belle is in intensive care (otherwise known as the laundry room) with symptoms of being egg-bound, so I've spent the day nursing her back to health.
She seems to be really enjoying the extra attention and the heat lamp however, and I'm beginning to wonder if I'm being suckered at a time when I could use a little down time myself.
Oh, well... it wouldn't be the first time I've let that happen.

 It's hard to believe Christmas is just a little over a month away- I plan on putting up my decorations on Friday and Saturday. I'm a little funny about putting them up too soon; I like to celebrate and enjoy one Holiday at a time before making plans for the next one.
Unfortunately, I didn't remember to put my Thanksgiving place mats out until this past weekend- I think they're so cute and they always make me smile.

In the kitchen, I have a batch of venison jerky in the dehydrator... even though I know my stomach couldn't handle it right now, it's making the house smell so good I'm almost tempted to sample it.

Since I may not post again until the weekend, I want to say how thankful I am for my home and health, family and faith, and friends... and how blessed I am to have so many online friends- each of you have made my day at one time or another, whether by your sweet comments, or by reading your wonderful blogs. You all have given me a smile on a lonely day, a tear to touch my heart, a laugh when I needed it the most, and for that I am so grateful.

From my home to yours- Happy Thanksgiving!


Thursday ramblings

Belle was fascinated by the camera on my new cell phone....
and gave it a courtesy peck following this picture.

Just a hodgepodge of a post today.... nothing really new or exciting happening around the farm these days, except for the busyness that comes with the upcoming holidays. I have alot on my to-do list for the next few days...

First off, I'm planning out my grocery list for tomorrow so I can go ahead and get my Thanksgiving items, then I won't have the traffic and crowds to deal with next week.
I have some pumpkins left over from my Fall decorations that I need to cut open and get the goods out of them. I love toasting pumpkin seeds.. do you?
Lastly from the kitchen- thanks to one of my best friends' hubby, I now have a freezer full of ground venison to make jerky with. I am going to experiment with different spices this time to see how many varieties I can come up with.... Hubby loves deer jerky and is very excited about being my taste-tester.

Up at the chicken coops, I need to do some cleaning and put out some fresh warm bedding for everyone this weekend. Here's a funny: I have 7 very broody Silkie hens right now and last night I found 3 in one nest box fighting over who was going to sit on 2 measly little eggs. They really need to take up knitting or something....
Meanwhile, in the sheep barn, we are having a hoof trimming this Saturday for the sheepies before the ground gets too wet and soggy. Hopefully they will be sweet little angels during this procedure and no one (like me) will get any broken noses. (Prayers, please?)

Well, I'm off to finish my grocery list and to clean up my sewing room... oh, and add sewing up some Christmas gifts to the to-do list...
Will I ever get finished?

Happy Thursday, everybody!



Okay, so I have some catching up to do....

I can't believe it's been so long since I posted... where has the time gone?
Last week was very busy.... I had a large embroidery job to finish up and other things around the house that needed some attention and before I knew it, the week was gone!

I had a wonderful Birthday- thanks so much for all your sweet words. Hubby and I didn't actually "celebrate" until the Friday after my birthday.... we drove to Pigeon Forge, TN and ate lunch at Red Lobster.
(Crab legs! Oh boy!)
Then we went to the Bass Pro Shop (I was looking for some warm boots for the winter) and then back home so Hubby could get his tractor loaded for the Plow Day the next morning. It was a wonderful day.... so good in fact I forgot to take a single picture! *DOH!*

I did take lots of pictures of the Plow Day.... here are some you might enjoy. (You can click on them to enlarge if you'd like, I kept them small so the page would load quicker.)

Heading down Interstate 40 around 8:30 a.m.- what a gorgeous morning!

 My Sweetie, playing in the dirt.

Playing in the dirt.....

Playing in the dirt.


Mr. Bailey and the little Farmall Cub that belonged to his Daddy...
Mr. Bailey lovingly restored it a few years ago and decided he would get it dirty today.

Green and Yellow.

Black Beauties!

 Mr. Booker came all the way from Tater Valley, which is not far from where we live.

These two pullers were ginormous... but sooo beautiful.

Red and gold.

 You're never too young for a Plow Day.

I'm off to get caught up with all my bloggy friends... Happy Monday, everybody!