Tuesday, December 28, 2010


The weatherman is reporting this morning that it's 15 degrees. Holy smoke, I just got done feeding the girls and... it's cold out there!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sweet Dreams Josie

Where Josie sleeps is a good clue that it might be cold outside. We found her curled up on some blankets that our grandmothers knitted.

That's a good warm place.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

A White Christmas

Yesterday was Nashville's first snow white Christmas in 17 years!

The girls never cared one bit, they chose to stay in the roost all day. No playing out in the snow for them.

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

One More Day...

till Christmas!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Two Days Till Christmas

She's part of our Christmas Village... of course we have to have chickens in it!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Count Down To Christmas

Three days left!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Recycle Idea

Instead of throwing away the Christmas cards this year, recycle them! I think it's been years since I've bought "name tags" for presents.

I save the cards and cut off the cover of them using straight edge or design edge scissors. On the back, just write the "to's", "from's" and you even have room for a sweet Christmas message.

Decorate the present with matching ribbon and an ornament...

or with other "add ons"...

and fini! There you have a very creative way of wrapping and using recycled Christmas cards for decorating presents.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cuddle Time

More pictures from last night...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Getting Ready...

for a very cold, wet afternoon.

As you can see, we do a bunch here before bad weather hits. We've got priorities around here ya know.

That's Bubba, Tootie and William Jake sharing the big comfy bed.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday Night Snow

It has been snowing since earlier this afternoon. Brian and I have been checking on the girls (chickens) and Trigger all day. Everyone is inside their houses, safe and warm. Bubba and Tootie are right behind me, fast asleep and snoring.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Now It Feels Like Christmas

The girls are exhausted...

after working hard to get their Christmas lights up on the roost.

We think they did a really great job.

Good going girls!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Today's Quote

I thought for a moment about finding a nice, warm, fuzzy quote on how winter makes us feel...

“Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours."”
-Robert Byrne quotes (American Author and billiards champion player, Writer of 'Standard Book of Pool and Billiards'. b.1930)

... that's about right.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Josie said...

"It's good to be the kitten."

She's really not a kitten... she's 7... but you can't tell her any different.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Answer

And the answer to yesterday's blog is...

an antique booth! This is the Seehafer Farm booth... (just moved in over the weekend)

We're at PJ's Antique Mall in Mount Juliet. The place is run by Ruth and Ray (partners in business, not by marriage like I thought.) The mall has been around for 16 years.

It's filled top to bottom with great treasures of the past!

Here's the address if any of you find yourself on this side of town, come on by...
PJ's Antique Mall
11520 Lebanon Road
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
615-754-6232 phone
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK... Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm / Sunday 12noon to 5pm

There's nothing like finding something you use to have many years ago and reminiscing about those times.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Wasn't Meant To Be

Brian and I had a bunch of things going on this weekend. We did get news Sunday from Micah (our real estate agent) that we did not get the farm in Cottontown, Tennessee.

We're sad but everything will be good. Life goes on and so does the search for the farm!

Another Clue...

Remember several weeks ago I started making these tags for something I wanted to do for the longest time...

well, here's another clue...


The answer and lots of pictures will come tomorrow!

Hello Winter!

This is what we woke up to Saturday... SNOW!

I let Bubba and Tootie in to warm up their little feet. Tootie quickly found herself a warm spot... she squeezed herself between Brian and the couch. She looked quite comfy.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Too Cold

Josie sees no reason to get out of a warm comfy bed this weekend.

She also advises everyone else to do the same.

Stay warm!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Next Knitting Project

Ok, first I have to learn to knit...

Second, I'm knitting four of these for the girls...


(Thank yous to Mother Earth News Magazine, fadetofuture on flickr.com and lolpetclothes.com for the pictures. They are awesome!)

Cottontown, Tennessee

Brian and I have found a great farm. Smaller but very nice land. It's in Cottontown Tennessee, about 30 miles northeast of Nashville. We sent out a contract yesterday and found out that we are the fourth person(s) to go after this farm. It's a good price and there is a lot of house to work with. Right now they are asking for "your best and highest bid." We came up with an amount this morning that we're comfortable with. Brian and I made the decision that we will not go any higher. Brian said "If it was meant to be..." I'm glad one of us keeping our emotions intact, I couldn't sleep last night. We'll find out by Friday who gets the little farm.

Like Brian said... "if it was meant to be."