A Decemember We’ll Remember

The last post on Nov. 30 showed quilts drying on the clothes line in warm fall weather. Dec. 5 on Thursday night an ice storm came to visit and forgot to leave!

IcyFrontYardDec2013

This was the same view just a few days before ….

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It’s Tuesday, Dec. 10 and we’re still iced in. Thanks be to God, John made it home safe on Thursday late afternoon and hasn’t left since. Hard to drive out when the driveway is one huge sheet of thick ice!

IcyDriveWayDec2013It is pretty, isn’t it? We could probably get down the drive (on our butts) but I don’t know if we could get back up. It’s a pretty steep hill.

But all was not lost. John worked from home during these frozen weekdays and I did, too! Here’s the start of a new Scrappy Trip Along for a special assignment. It’s still on the design wall so doesn’t lay flat nor align where the blocks meet. I’m not sure what kind of border to put on it or if I’ll move the blocks around some.

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Stay safe and warm!
Debbie

 

About Debbie

I'm a 53 yo homesteader/homemaker who is obsessively in love with my God, my husband and my life. I don't know anything about blogging and resisted it for years now. I am good at rambling, which is probably the old fashioned way to say blogging anyway so I'll struggle on and see where this goes. My husband, John, and I live on a 55 acre homestead in NE Texas where we raise Dwarf Nigerian Milk Goats, laying hens, guinea, cats and 3 dogs. We try to live as self-sufficiently as possible, raising organic veggies and meat chickens and using our goats milk for drinking, cooking, cheese/butter making and soap making. John works off the homestead but does a lot on the weekends. We basically live the way our grandparents or great grandparents lived. We believe living debt-free like our grandparents did is the biggest step in being self-sufficient or shall I say, God-sufficient. Life here is always an adventure and seldom boring .... to us anyway! If you have time, come watch the grass grow with me on the porch swing. Debbie
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