I blinked

I knew there was something I was forgetting…..Kind of like that damn dream where you wake up in a cold sweat because you just know that you enrolled in a class in college and you forgot to go…I am going to just chalk this month up to motherhood amnesia and life…A whole lot of life.

To be honest, I am a little life hungover right now but in a good way. My introverted self is exhausted to the core but in a good cozy by the fire, warm in your tummy, content sort of way. That may not make sense to anyone else but me…..

So, where have I been? Good question and I am not sure I have a solid answer. But, I am going to throw it all out there in true photo dump blog fashion.

We closed up the high tunnel for year. Disced that lettuce right under and said good night.




We traveled out-of-town to see a local Christmas production….We lasted till intermission before we bailed. I know it is rude but Mae and adults alike had had there fill.




We hosted godparents and family this past weekend for Mae’s baptism. I overly stressed in true Stacie fashion and was drained when it was all over but we had a wonderful time. Mae loved her dress and knew it was her special day. She sang a little song all the way to Mass that morning…..”Baptism…Baptism….Baptism!”




OH…yeah and there was a Thanksgiving in there somewhere…




This was our first PALEO Thanksgiving and it was a hit.






We said goodbye to this guy. We was getting up there in years and not moving the best any longer. It was also time to bring in some new genetics….So…. we artificially inseminated 25 cows this past weekend (and a baptism, crazy – I know).




Add Christmas shopping and prep for a house full the day after Christmas…..

Oh…and we are working on another Christmas project for Mae.  I am envisioning a late night Christmas eve again……More to come on that.



We had a wonderful Hanukah/Thanksgiving celebration this week. Brisket, Kasha with noodles, latkes, rolls, black bean salad, cranberry salad, apple pie, banana cream pie and pear tart….. Drooling as I am typing.  If the menu seems a little light on the veggies, it is because it was.  It didn’t occur to anyone until we sat down to eat that we completely forgot to make the lima beans and brussel sprouts.  I am sure that Mae Mae didn’t mind.


Get a closer look at this homemade pear tart wonder that Eddie made. It was as delicious as it was beautiful.  Got the recipe here.


Here is our homemade menora……Got the idea here.


We took an evening walk to round out our wonderful, stress free, family day……Can’t ask for more.


Hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing holiday!

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