Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

May your day be joyful with family and friends, delicious food, and God's richest blessings.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

November Days

We are enjoying cooler (but still warm) days, and sometimes chilly nights. We've needed the electric blanket and the furnace at night for the last week.

Days are of course, getting shorter, but the light remains gorgeous. Thanksgiving will soon be here; we're gathering at MIL's this year. I've been nominated for Christmas, so that long table will def come in handy, lol.

Here's a couple pics around the place.

My new windchimes, Each tube says "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord". Because the tubes are large, the sound is deep and rich. I often wake up to them chiming. Lovely!

And a Little Pond sunset. The light is coming from the left, and you can just see the railing of our side porch in this pic. The barrel in the middle is our fire pit. We plan to surround it with curved brick, frame out a 'patio' with landscape timbers on the ground, and fill it with either wood chips or stone chips next year. A set of Adirondack chairs around it will complete this seating area. It's about halfway to the pond area, I'd say, and maybe 1/3 of the way to the pond (hidden down in a basin behind those two big pine trees).

Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Come sit a spell

In our new (to us) rockers! Aren't they pretty?
Found these beauties at a local furniture/junk resale shop.

There are 4 of them, and they are Cracker Barrel rockers! Each has the logo
on the back. Two of them have termite damage to the runners (one on each),
but I can get new runners for both for under $50. Easy fix!

I only paid $160 for all four. That's over $600 worth of rocking chairs (by brand)
for 1/3 the price (after repair). Pretty good deal, no?

You can see our lovely picture window that lets so much light flow in, and our
cat, Nita, as well. She had to photo-bomb! The little sign in the window says,
"Grateful, Thankful, Blessed". And we really are!

The weather has cooled a good bit, esp in the evenings, and we enjoy sitting on
the front porch and enjoying the breeze. I have a new set of wind chimes that
lend a melodic air to things, and it's just so relaxing!

I love our new home!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Morning has broken...

On Little Pond, and it is COLD!
66 in our house, so I think we'll be bringing the electric blankets out and
getting the furnace ready to go (well, it's a heat pump, but whatev).

Here's the pond this morning, from our back door.
Looks like a hot spring to me, but I'm not fooled, it's likely freezing in that basin!

 Zoomed in slightly above

Panoramic, for the full effect. Onsen, anyone? :D

Friday, October 21, 2016

New Additions

And I'm not referring to the band, lol.
Here's a few things that have changed at Little Pond, and we couldn't be more pleased.

New shop/barn for Dh, to store the mower, his go cart (huge), and tools.

Carport for us, to protect the G6. And the Avalanche, when we borrow it, lol.
That's our only side neighbor there behind the trees.

New to us dining table for 8. I'm in the party business now! It was bought used by a couple and brought from California to Georgia. I don't know anything about it, it has no brand name on it anywhere. Going to change the color to a dark stain (perhaps next year).

Big Bertha, our new frost free freezer. Now, if Dh brings down one of those deer we've been seeing, we'll have plenty of room for it. It's 20 cf, and HUGE. Has a seal on the door tighter than Fort Knox, too. :D

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Boys are in the house!

At least one is.
This handsome fella showed up last night, a 7 pointer, best we can tell.
Let's hope he brings some (male) friends. Is this the mysterious monster
of the huge tracks?

This is my best side, lol.

Count closely, there are 7 points there that we are sure of. Come to dinner, big boy!

Monday, October 10, 2016

The wild life

Look closely, there are 4 does in that pic. Dh will be over the moon!

Or maybe not, b/c where is that monster buck that's been leaving the huge hoof prints
down at the pond?

Oh well, it's a start. Corn is indeed a good motivator for photo shoots, apparently. lol