I wish I could tell you we were wrapping the cold weather up, but I believe we have two more days to endure.
Frequent watering, that's all I can tell you.
We are supposed to see thirties by the end of the week, but also, a second chance of snow.
Friends... we have nowhere to eat!!!!
I reduced this pile this morning, and the only thing left unwrapped is one gift for the new baby due TOMORROW... welcome, Carson Joel Sheets.... and a stack of Christmas Cards to be worked on this afternoon.
The shopping, except for three gift certificates, is FINISHED. FINITO.
Lilly Ann was in charge of the wrapping area... the bed in the spare bedroom... since the table is full. (or WAS full). This is also Keith's "workout" room, too.
And his television room, until January.
While someone else decided she would just turn her back on the whole thing for a while. Abby does not like things out of place in her house. We have so many sacks and presents in here right now, it's disconcerting to her. We know when she is barking that something else is out of place in her house.
I am SOOO making some of these next November!
I got these at our feed store, Valley Feeds in Bonner Springs, Kansas.
Marti, the owner's wife, made them for sale in their store. They are small wreaths with suet and seed... and then she took a simple bird stamp and stamped each small brown sack to hold them. They also had brochures about how to feed wild birds in the winter, so I picked up one for each wreath I bought.
These would make a great small gift for kids to make for their friends and families.
What the heck is this gloomy picture, you ask?
Look at "One O'Clock" and you will see a crow coming in for a landing like a bat.
And here he is, having a treat.
I love to watch the crows... and the geese.
Only in the last two weeks have I begun seeing huge flights of geese overhead. This morning, I saw about fifty heading south towards the Kaw River.
Thank you all for telling me the beautiful gray bird on our deck was a mockingbird.
Very delicate and beautiful.
The camera we use is a "Wildgame" camera, that is the brand. We also have a Moultrie, which we are not using at the moment. We found that the Moultrie drained it's batteries very quickly, but the Wildgame does not, and is easier to use. We have the Moultrie as a backup.
I did not put it out today, because I let the goats out early this morning and am about to go lock them back up, and I did not want them knocking it around on the deck. It's funny, but if I put it out early in the morning... the goats ignore it. When they SEE me put it out, they have to check on it!
No one likes this temperature... which is now 17 degrees at 1:48 PM.
Everyone stay safe in the cold!