Merry Christmas

Oh what a glorious day

T'was The Night Before Christmas

We have a fairly large family, there were five of us children.   I have some of the fondest memories of Christmas.  One of them is the book, The Night Before Christmas pictured below.  We grew up with this wonderful book and it is torn, tattered, written in, smudged.  It is still very sentimental to me. 

The stocking in this photo above reminds me of the Christmas spent in the small home when I was 5
post titled Simple Living click HERE if you would like to read it.

I love the Illustrations, don't you?
I know children all over the world are so excited today.  Can you imagine their faces such joy?
We also had a tattered Bible
I will post that one tomorrow for Christmas Day.
Merry Christmas Eve!


Goodbye Sweet Chewy

Yesterday we said goodbye to our sweet Great Pyrenees. Everyone at the animal hospital fell in love with him also. Not a dry eye was found on anyone. I appreciate their kind and excellent care.  He was stricken with a sickness that he could not come back from. We will miss our dear chicken protector, pet and friend.
Chewy had such a loving, sweet, loyal manner about him, yet that very protective side.
I have never owned such a sweet dog with such a wonderful personality.  He will be missed.

A post in the archives about Chewy to read
click HERE

Goodbye my dear friend.

Also a goodbye to my oldest hen Cora
She left us this week also.
Cora was a wonderful layer and a hen with such a personality, she was one that didn't want
Motley Crow her rooster to have any other hens and never let him forget it....

A post in the archives about Cora and her Motley Crow
click Here to read.

I don't know how my grandparents did this farm animal life. I guess they just took it all in stride and went on. I have a habit of making every animal my pet naming them, singing to them...oh well

We have other hens and will get another dog. It won't be Chewy but just the same I know he will be loved and enjoyed.


Spotlight: Candy Conrad of Lazy J Bar C Farm

 I have been so blessed with meeting the nicest people. This lady is certainly one of them, and I would love for you to meet her and visit her blog: Lazy J Bar C Farm. You will enjoy your visit I assure you.
She has agreed to share with us her bread making tips and I for one am glad, because I love bread!

 Hi! My name is Candy and I have a little home-based business making and selling baked goods at one of our local Farmer's Markets. Dolly was nice enough to ask me if I would be interested in doing a guest post on her blog so I thought I would share some of the tips I have learned over the years for making yeast breads and rolls. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and check it out! Thanks

Bread Making Tips
Click HERE

We also have this up at our Dolly Is Cooking 
on the Country Homemaker Hop, so please check it out and thank you Candy !


Archives: Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits

Red Lobster's Cheddar Biscuits
For Recipe
Click: Here

Hope you enjoy the recipe.  They are delicious!

Walking Through the Cotton Field

They are harvesting the cotton now and I wanted to share this video of my walk.
I hope you all have a wonderful week.
I've ended with a video I like

Retro: The Day the Atomic Bomb Fell In Our County

I have heard about this my entire life but never really looked into it. Everyone around will tell you about the day the Atomic Bomb fell in the Mars Bluff Area in our county.  People have told of the huge hole that it left on that property. All I know is that we are blessed that nothing more happened on that day March 11, 1958.  I would have been 4 years old at the time.

Dot's Fall Garden

I have been spending some time with my precious Mama "Dot".  She has not been feeling well and I cherish every moment with her. It would mean so much to me if you would please pray for a quick recovery for her.
She as you may know is an avid gardener and in the Spring I shared her beautiful flower gardens. I took a walk the other day and took some marvelous shots. If she were well the leaves would be raked but I find her garden to be beautiful anyway. I offered to rake them but she said to me, "No, leave them for the children they love to rake and fall in them."

Part One of Dot's Fall Garden

Our Visit to the Ovis Hill Farm Festival 2012

Look at those faces! I know they are mine but aren't they precious?

Every year we go to a sheep farm that is separated from us by a strip of swamp land.  Join us won't you.

Spotlight: Claudia Colenzo Lamascolo

I would like to introduce you to a pretty special lady.  If you visit her blog you will get very hungry, she has lots of delicious recipes! Today we share a post
Upstate NY Italian Sauce or Gravy? Debate
We would enjoy your comments about the subject.
Claudia Colenzo Lamascolo

Facebook Page: HERE

Her Blogs:
Blogs Got Heart

Oh and be sure to check out her videos on You Tube
She has tons of how-tos and wonderful recipes...

Halloween witch hat & party fun!  Click HERE

Now for the main post

One more note Claudia will be filming for future segment on the Celebrity Chef Lifetime.
Isn't that great!  

Monday Morning Wash Day


We've Come A Long Way Baby!

Recipe for homemade laundry detergent click: HERE  
Try to make your own you it is actually a fun thing to do.

His Beauty is Everywhere

When things seem to be so overwhelming it is good to take a step
back and look at this beautiful world God has given us to live in.
Aren't we so lucky and blessed.
The beauty that surrounds us is breathtaking.
I love living out here enjoying all of the peace, quiet and beauty.

The sun coming up this morning, the sky is a work of art

Sun peeking through the trees

   I hope each of you take the time to enjoy
each day, moment, and notice the beauty around you.

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