Greetings from December in Minnesota. It’s actually been a green December at the farm so far, since all our November snow melted by Thanksgiving.
It is an overcast 18 degrees though, and a few snow flurries appeared through the day.
I like to wait until at least December to bring out my Christmas decor, and so far all we have is a wreath on our door and the nativity set out in the dining room.
I love Advent season, and keeping things somewhat simple around my house helps to remind me that Advent is about quiet preparation for Christmas – not full blown crazy Christmas chaos.
I do want to get a tree, but with our house project “in progress” and an honest-to-goodness hole in our (currently not used) living room floor, I’m not sure we have anywhere to put it.
We may have to settle for a foot tall potted variety this year. I’ll keep you all posted. 🙂
We did finally finagle some time to take a Christmas photo with Calvin yesterday morning. I am a bit old-fashioned in that I love to send real mail. I usually don’t get too it as often as I want, but I always look forward to sending cards at Christmas time.
We decided our yard would do fine for a backdrop, and I just set up my camera with its automatic timer to take the photos.
This proved more difficult than I thought, especially with a squirming dog. 20 degree temps and no coats didn’t help either.
After several – okay, many – failed attempts, I finally got the camera set just right. I think we have a winner!
I also have another festive sight I want to share. This little lady was born a few nights ago, rather late, but it was worth it to see her cute little face and small red spots.
I call her Scarlett; bet you can’t guess why…
And, ah – please ignore that in the background. Yes, it’s calf poop, but I couldn’t figure out how to crop it while posting from my phone. Sorry! Part of the glamour of the farm, right?
I’m going to forgo running tales tonight because I have a bunch of running news I plan to devote a post to in the near future.
Happy December all.
When do you put up your holiday decorations? How festive do you get?