Baking this Thanksgiving

We had our first snow fall yesterday, so I get an extra day to stay home and bake.  Work is planning a cookie swap, and I have made my first 3 of five different types of cookies, Gee, signing up for the swap was so easy, but when you have to produce cookies in a few days it makes me feel under pressure.  I choose my favorite shortbread cherry cookies as my first to bake, it freezes well and needs the longer time to cool...nothing goes without a 'hitch' in hooterville...  I had my last batch in the oven and the power went out!  (came back on - but now I am scared) Yikes... I'll hold off on baking the others...which are the classic sugar cookie, I found the secret to the thin sugar cookie was nutmeg, and candy cane cookies - peppermint our course

it is just me and my husband this year, we have a light dinner planned, I did make a nice pancake breakfast to start our day before we headed out to shovel. 

Wish you  all a blessed day!

Being Thankful in Hooterville

Being November, I am trying to focus on being Thankful, I take too much for granted, I have a job, I am healthy – I married a kind and patient man, my kids are happy, they too have good jobs and are moving forward in life – I guess that in itself is a success – I don’t think I would want to be a parent of small children in this time. 

Winter has set in, (not so thankful) the ground is frozen and the leaves are all off the trees; got the hens a water warmer this year and I have put straw around the cage, to keep the snow at bay.   I lost a hen this week, I split up my hens with a neighbor 2 years ago – last year the neighbors quit coming home – staying with their parents about 100 miles away.  Recently I asked for them back – and one was just not healthy enough – the lack of water and food was too much for the poor baby.  The other two are better, and seem to fit in and enjoy their dirt baths and being “free”.

Things have been quite around Hooterville, just tending to the girls each week and the Hounds – Dale and I get to enjoy the hot tub at night, we open the door and enjoy the outdoors sitting in the hot.. hot tub – this is life..., the stars as so pretty here.  –

I do have a plan for my December blog, I am putting some good thought and planning – stay tuned.