Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas at the Farm

So good to be back at the farm! We hadn't planned on being gone so long, but a snowstorm kept us away the last time we were planning a trip here. We left yesterday morning at 8am after an all day snow on Christmas Eve. We drove on the main roads instead of the back way & they were fine. The worst road was the country road that we live on in Wisconsin and that wasn't bad. The driveway always seems longer after a snow though :-).
We started up the hill & didn't quite make it to the barn. The county plows the long country driveways in case of emergencies but had plowed in the part going to the barn. So we stopped and trudged to the barn with the cat and her litter box & started to shovel.
Road to the farm.

So good to be at the farm again.
Snow was deeper than it looks in the picture.
After shoveling for a few minutes, Eli & the boys came down with a couple shovels.
Our Amish helpers.
That was a good Christmas greeting! After they were done they brought out their sleds and had a great time sledding down the driveway.
Kids getting ready to sled.

We got the wood stoves going and took a nap for an hour or so. It was snowing big puffy flakes when we woke up and was so beautiful. I had planned to make a Christmas dinner but we decided to watch a movie (Scrooged) and snack instead. What a great Christmas day. So relaxing once we got settled in at the farm.
This morning is sunny and in the teens. I went out after breakfast to take pics of the frosty trees. They are shimmering in the sunlight.
The long, steep driveway. Fun for sledding though.

I think I will go make some cinnamon rolls & coffee now. Later I'm going to inventory the seeds from last year and start planning the order for next year's garden and maybe start crocheting an afghan. Hope you all had a joyous Christmas!


Roundabout said...

Looks like you had a great xmas! The girls loved their felt doll hat & scarf sets! SO cute! Thank you!

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

It can't get more Christmas-y than your gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing!

Barb and Steve said...

Thanks Trisha. I'm glad they liked them!
We did have a great Christmas & SMS!

Lois Evensen said...

I just love your snow and farm pictures! We are missing the snow at home this year so this is so much fun to see it here.

Happy New Year from the sunny Caribbean.


SkippyMom said...

What a lovely white Christmas. So beautiful.

Your neighbors are very special. Lucky you all! :)

the wild magnolia said...

Wonderful words and photos of your return to the Big Red Barn.

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed your snowy photos! It looked pretty cold out there!! How nice that the neighbors came to help out!! They look so cute in their little outfits. Glad you made it and had such a lovely Christmas! ..debbie

Nancy said...

I believe my favorite Christmas was very much like yours this year. Snowed in, no power, and just peaceful quiet and lots of snacking. Sounds wonderful! :)