Here we are in the Christmas tree field that our neighbor owns. He offered a free tree to us!
He had several different kinds.
We chose a Grand Fir because it is really pretty and smelled the piniest! And doesn't it look GRAND in our front yard next to our moose? (Since Ted is allergic to them, we get to enjoy its glow from our front windows!)
A neighbor of ours just brought us 54 pounds of venison that they hunted and processed themselves. All of it is ground, and some has been seasoned for sausage. The night they brought it to us, we had some of the sausage with eggs for dinner. Last night we had some as taco meat for a taco salad. It cooks up very easily and it is not very greasy. We feel very blessed by this, as if we purchased 54 pounds of ground beef, it might cost us around $135.00! To help thank them for their kindness, the girls baked them a pumpkin apple loaf of sweet bread and took it to them with a thank you note signed by each of us. I think they enjoyed it, as she has asked for the recipe!
Today, they have invited us to cut down a Christmas tree off of their property. We have never done this before, so we are excited! Another special blessing! I'll post pictures of this soon!
Here, I think Danny might be dreaming of some of that venison!
On a gloomy day, for more reasons than the weather in Washington:(, we have decided to focus our energies on remaining happy and hopeful! In an uncertain world, we can certainly have peace, knowing that God is still King of kings and Lord of lords, and all that happens to us and our country is within His perfect sovereign purpose and plan!
So, the "coverage" from here on election day is . . . .
We finished our 1000 piece puzzle last night! Wahoo!
(With not a single piece missing! One has been modified by Joseph with the top of it chewed off, but a little coloring with a marker should fix that!) We'd like to glue it together, because we think that we will probably NEVER do it again!
We have started to think about our Christmas decorating plans.
Timothy and Joseph were sure this should include getting out our "Christmas" train!
They really love it!
Ted has already constructed a train of lights on our fence out front.
We are enjoying it already as it helps cheer us when it is dark at 5pm!!