In the morning, prior to our afternoon meal, our family hiked through our woods, looking for the "perfect" christmas tree. This is a tradition that we started when we moved here almost twelve years ago. Tyler was just a baby and over the years it was such fun dragging him on a plastic sled or helping him maneuver over down trees and brush with his short little legs. Years of wonderful memories. He would be mortified if we ever mentioned getting a tree anywhere but on our farm.
We were actually looking for two trees. One for our house, which we will tie a ribbon to and go back and cut in two weeks and one for the birds. We set a large tree in the ground near our multitude of bird feeders for the birds and put out a nice supply of pine cones rolled in peanut butter/black oil seed and we string popcorn and cranberries along with other bird goodies. It's so enjoyable to sit in our rockers by the windows and watch the variety of birds enjoying their christmas goodies. We found a beauty and our "men" dragged it back through the woods and along the frozen iceroads which Tyler thoroughly enjoyed :)
After dinner, Dave and I helped Kelly and Brian bring their three lovely ewes to the farm to spend a few weeks with Graham, our resident shetland ram. It is breeding season and our ewes and rams are in their "groups" and will be for awhile. Everyone has calmed down and all seems peaceful for now.
This morning I woke up to a blanket of fresh snow. Only an inch - enough to make the roads messy and I certainly don't envy folks that are traveling but it sure is beautiful to look at out across the meadow.....it really is starting to look like christmas around here :)