"Cows are my passion. What I have ever sighed for has been to retreat to a farm and live entirely surrounded by cows–and china." Charles Dickens

January 31, 2011

Sunday Dinner on the Farm

Sunday afternoon nap on the farm!

It was a balmy and lovely day on the ridge––a comfortable 55 degrees. We finished moving out of the brick house that we were blessed to have sold up the road in the past month (to the people who painted our cottage interior––amazing kismet there). and I literally vacuumed and floor-washed my way out of it while Temple and the boys swept the cellar and garage. Now to focus on the cottage consolidation!

In the afternoon we had a neighbor drop in for a visit, another neighbor invite us for an opossum dinner after we said they could hunt rabbit on our farm (we politely declined as I had a turkey in the oven, but I'm willing to try it one day). We walked into a pasture and watched a newborn calf with its mother who joined the many calves in the field with their mommas. The deer were giddy and playing hide-and-seek in the woods. The chickens got to be outside after a cold, snowy stretch (they hate the snow). We ate a late-ish turkey dinner (with homemade mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, and Stove Top® Stuffing––I confess! I didn't have time to make my homemade standby today). My husband and I watched the last installment of Downton Abbey and are already in withdrawal. I still have to do the dishes and it's 12:30 on Monday morning.

But all is well with the world! Even if we had just a wee, and temporary, taste of spring, we'll take it.

You come back when you're ready!



  1. Good Morning.
    A turkey dinner sounds like a good idea! You will have to let us know when you try Possum! That is something I don't think I could do!

    BTW, is that a real deer in your kitchen? He must be preety tame.


  2. I LOVE the pictures, especially the one of Temp and the deer. That is so sweet.


  3. Oh, Downton Abbey, you tease! I was expecting loose ends to be wrapped up, not a cliffhanger for a second season!


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