Wednesday, December 15, 2010

W is for Winter

Winter may not have officially arrived yet but you'd never know that by what we are seeing and feeling. Snowy, snowy weather, ice, power-outages, enough wind that we easily found where air was leaking in around an incorrectly installed new window (grrrr), and cold, cold, cold (brrrr) - time to bring out my long underwear for everyday use!

I'm sorry you cannot see the beautiful red roof on our barn, but I love our large wreath on the upper door.  We moved our candle lights out to the farm, and we'll have our Christmas tree out there, too. However, there have just been too many delays to get everything finished up so that we could move before all our family and friends come to stay with us over the holidays. So we'll split our time somehow to enjoy both places.

Here are just a few pictures to show you that W = winter and wonderful. :-)

 (Photo: Garlic Field Under Snow)

 (Photo: Kaya enjoying an easy walk on the plowed driveway - the deep snow is too hard for her now, as is an icy driveway or steps)

(Photo: Deer running across our driveway - yes more followed!)

(Photo: Sunset at the farm)

(Photo: American tree sparrow, a winter visitor to our feeders at the farm)

The birds are racing through seed with this cold snap and first snow cover. I have a heated bird bath for them, too, and all the American tree sparrows (I've seen 5 at one time) lined up for drinks today. 

We can't wait to move and be at our farm full-time!!! Step, step, step.......... :-)

"Cultivate your life - you are what you grow - inch by inch, row by row"

Diana Dyer, MS, RD

4 comments:

lookinout said...

This reader is looking forward to you being fully moved to the farm too. It brings us such interesting posts.
I wish you a very happy, healthy and interesting holiday, and the best guests.
Gillian

Kateri said...

Beautiful photos. The garlic patch looks very cozy tucked under the snow. Hope the Christmas season is peaceful and at least somewhat relaxing for you!

Kateri said...

Beautiful photos. The garlic patch looks very cozy tucked under the snow. Hope the Christmas season is peaceful and at least somewhat relaxing for you!

Garrison said...

Kaya looks skinny but happy, and everything else looks like the "winter wonderland" all of us midwest transplants still dream of. Look for a package from Seattle to come to the farmhouse (hopefully in time for Christmas)!