Saturday, November 26, 2016
'Tis the Season
by Shelby McDonald
from Peg Cochran’s Farmer’s Daughter Series
Another Thanksgiving celebrated! And another year to be thankful for. Bert joined us for dinner along with Matt and Jake—two bachelors who would not have had much of a meal otherwise.
The turkey—roasted to perfection with Bert’s help—came from Tom Otto’s Turkey Farm down the road. The mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and green beans came from our own kitchen garden here at Love Blossom Farm.
Now the holiday season has begun in earnest. Only one month until Christmas. Amelia and Billy are already excited about the prospect of the gifts under the tree. Next weekend we will go to the Christmas tree farm half an hour from here and pick one out. Then it will be time to drag the boxes of ornaments from the attic—some new and some from my childhood—and decorate the tree.
I know Jake will help me string some lights along our farmhouse porch, and I’ve been working on a boxwood wreath for the front door. I need to run to the Lovett General Store for some wide red ribbon for a big bow to finish it off.
There hasn’t been any snow yet although the temperatures are dropping and we’ve been lighting a fire in the fireplace more often than not. Tonight it definitely felt like snow in the air so perhaps tomorrow we will wake up to a winter wonderland!
I love everything about the holidays—how about you? Do you have any special traditions that you look forward to?
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Submitted by Peg Cochran