Finish out 2017 . . . .

Today and tomorrow I’ll be finishing up some posts of 2017, so bear with me.
It’s been such a busy year and I just don’t understand how it can be the end of December 2017.

On Christmas Eve morning I went to Covington to pick up my brother Dean and brought him to the farm to spend the day.

We had some quality time together and man can that man eat!
He waited until after our late lunch to open his gifts and then he was ready to go back to Covington.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Christmas day we drove to Roanoke to spend some time with hubby’s sister Dreama.  She was full of family gossip and news and she seemed to like the gifts we took to her and we thoroughly loved the gifts she had for us.

Dreama is a worry wart and always so sad of anyone’s troubles whether they relate to her or not.
She’s wearing out the Christmas sweatshirt that Heather got her for her birthday. She is a huge fan of Christmas and has Heather put up her tree the day after Thanksgiving and doesn’t want it taken down until March if she can get away with it. She’ll leave all of her gifts under the tree until it comes down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a wonderful evening with the kids the day after Christmas.

Christmas with the family, Heather is taking the picture.
Heather and Jippy waiting to open gifts. Jippy loves to lay under all the wrapping paper!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heather fixed a wonder dinner of baked ham, mashed potatoes, bacon wrapped asparagus, and so much more.  We were all stuffed but still able to trod upstairs to open the gifts.   Our children always gift us with wonderful things that we can use throughout the year and this year was no exception.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas everyone!

Happy New Year!

Author: countrygirllifeonthefarm

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother that lives on a farm in Craig County, Virginia and I am retired. I love to cook, read, quilt, craft, garden, hunt and take long walks in the woods. I have one gorgeous teen granddaughter, a wonderful little grandson and two beautiful and caring children, boy & girl. I've been married to my farmer husband for 46 years and he's the "love of my life"!! I love doing things the "old" way such as canning, making maple syrup & cider, handcrafts and baking. I've taught myself to crochet, embroider, and quilt with help from my paternal grandmother. I could read until the cows come home. We live off the products we raise and hunt for the most part. We run 75 head of cattle on our farm, 30 chickens, three rabbits and one dog. I help my husband with the cattle, feeding the livestock, hauling in firewood, fence repair, and general maintenance on the farm. I was a stay-at-home mom to my children and then went to work when they finished high school. I was a cook at a School for At-Risk Teens and part-time substitute teacher. Then I started work at our local Farm Bureau and stayed there for 17 years. I worked at Virginia Tech for almost five years and decided to take early retirement in July of 2015. NOW, I'm a full-time farmwife and loving every minute of it! I love to read fiction and the Bible. I'm currently hooked on quilting novels and Annie's Attic mysteries. I started this blog in 2011 and have met so many interesting bloggers and have kept up with my friends through my blog. I love to hunt with my bow and rifle and with a camera. We hunt to fill the freezer and cellar but would never kill anything for the fun of it. I have friends and family all over the United States. Some of my ancestry last names are Bradley, Dickson, Hylton, and Rose. I've lost both of my parents to brain cancer and miss them very much. I have one sister and four living brothers. I was raised in Paint Bank VA and moved to New Castle VA when I married. I went to school in Waiteville, WV, Gap Mills, WV and New Castle Va with a short semester of college at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke VA.

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