Some photos from another memorable Thanksgiving Holiday here at the farm. We had the added excitement of a foot of snow on Wednesday which added to the suspense of who would be able to come and who wouldn't. We were expecting 17 and 15 made the tables. The kids always hate being at the "kids table" so this year I was able to sneak it into the corner of the room so they were close by and could enter into the conversation.
We were extremely lucky to only lose power for a couple hours. Many around this area, including neighbors up the road, lost power for over a day and had to rearrange their Thanksgiving plans. We got lucky although I can imagine that those who did lose power had a real Thanksgiving to remember and talk about for years to come.
Before - the shipping table is cleared and the room is ready to roll.
Outside, it looked like this....
The table is set and ready for the gang.....
Besides the grocery store flowers which I managed to make into a somewhat decent arrangement (boy do I miss my garden flowers), I used some kale from the garden in large Italian pottery vases for a bit of fun. Now we get to eat the kale.
During the feast...... I post this picture because I want to remember this day for the rest of my life surrounded by the ones I love, with some missing - maybe next year they will make it.
We couldn't do the hayride this year because of the snow and the ice but everyone took a nice walk with the dogs. The day after the dining room looked like this - everything ready to go away again until next year. It's a bit lonely.....
The next day, we headed to sister Nancy's place and had leftover turkey sandwiches, turkey soup, and a day of making. What a nice way to spend Black Friday - our day is called Craft Friday. We glittered pine cones, made wreaths and garlands and caught up.
I hope you and yours had a lovely holiday weekend if you celebrated Thanksgiving. Now onto the melee that is Christmas and the holiday season. Cheers everyone!
By the way, have you noticed my new blog changes? You have Helen from Wyoming to thank for that. Her eyes have been getting less young and she told me she was having trouble reading the gray type. I've changed the type color to black. I've made the headlines bolder and darker. It was a bit of a challenge for this non-HTML girl but I figured it out.
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