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It's time for sweaters...and this old girl misses the warm sunny summer days. I guess there is a purpose for winter, it nothing but to reflect and dream and plan for the coming spring and summer.
First off, I'd like to say I am thankful each day. I am thankful for a God who created such a wonderful world to live in... the sky, the trees, the flowers, the birds and other animals. He was so creative to make so many unique and beautiful creations. I am thankful for my family too, the family of today and the rich history of my past. I am thankful for the memories of my grandparents and only wished I had paid a little more attention to our lives way back then to learn the things of the farm a little better. I'm thankful for my little Nug...who made me a Nana and I hope I can share a few things with her as she grows up too. Maybe I can even write them down, in case she's too busy to listen as her Nana was...lol. I am thankful for my job, it keeps me on my toes, and gives me inspiration as well as a purpose for each day. I hope I inspire my little ones to learn, to do their best, to care about others and treat them fairly....and yes, that life doesn't always go our way and sometimes, we just have to say "too bad" and move on...
I started dreaming about the spring garden, hoping Nug bug will want to get out and garden with me this year. I saw a new way to plant some taters... and then I saw picture of a key hole garden bed I want to try too.
And yes, I know... if I want to grow any tomatoes at all I will either have to fence them in ...or fence the birds in one...lol... Maybe a fenced tomato bed will be the best solution... Perhaps I can even plant my turnips there too as the turkeys have smashed them to bits this fall.... oh well...I did get a couple of good dinners out of there first.
On the to do list is a lot of clean up around the farm... Plenty to do this winter before spring breaks...
Happy Thanksgiving all! May you and your family be blessed and enjoy the days together!