christmas baking
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winter solstice

Also known as midwinter.  We spent a wonderful day outside burning the huge brush pile that has grown over the past couple of years.  It was the perfect day to do it, the trees were all covered in ice and the ground was covered in snow, so the chance of anything catching fire was pretty low.

Huge brush pile

Brush pile


Icy fire



Tending the fire

It's no wonder Sadie burnt one of her paws digging in the burn pile for mice.

Sadie digging

Hot fire

Looking around I spied the sauna and loved what I saw.


Mr and I took a drive on the RTV around our property.

The farm

The view

Barn and house

Heading to the fruit trees they looked so neat with the icy snow on them.  We had some freezing rain yesterday and this is what came from it.

Apple trees

Frosty leaves


Icy branch

Icy leaves

The look from the road.

From the road

What a wonderful way to spend the day.  I eventually went inside and finished up making my Christmas butter cookies with the last of the dough, and Mr headed to the barn to do some things that needed to get done and didn't since we had been sick, and now that we are feeling back to normal it's back at it for us.

I'm feeling really blessed this holiday season, after being so sick for a week I realize how fragile life really is and I'm going to enjoy each and every moment of my life.