I'm coming out of the fog and back to my blog.
I have felt so disconnected lately ~ I just can't put a finger on it. I know a lot of it's stress, and I try not to go there. Things on the home front are better now ~ so maybe my cloud of fog is lifting and I can finally get back into the swing of things.
Today is the last day of the muzzle loader gun deer season ... and I'm finished with that ... so is my son, Sam. My brother Eric got a spike buck day before yesterday ~ so there's fresh venison for him and Mom this year. We too have some fresh meat, because a friend of ours gave us some meat from his bow deer in exchange of us butchering it for him. So all in all ... we're happy to get some meat ... even though we weren't successful ourselves with the hunting.
It was so hard though to give up hunting season this year; because we know the deer are there. We just weren't able to see them during the daylight hunting hours. BUT ... after dark ... they'd come out of the woods and show themselves on the trail camera.
The phrase, "let them go so they can grow" comes to mind when I look at these pictures. By golly ... I hope I harvest a nice buck next year!
It's been in the single digits on the old thermometer ~ but today already has hit 21 degrees F. ~ we're having a heat wave ~ ~ a tropical heat wave!
My house smells delish right now ...
There's a beef roast in the slow cooker and I just pulled an apple pie out of the oven. I wonder why Gl@de hasn't come up with that smell combo yet? beef roast and apple pie
Slim has been bugging for me to start my Christmas baking ~ but it's still too early ... between him, Sam and Ashley I wouldn't have anything left by the 25th. AND ... I would hate to have a repeat of last year ~ when the ants got into my cookies and candy. What a disaster that was.
My trapping skills are better than my hunting skills. In the last two days I've eliminated 2 mice and 1 shrew from the premises.
Do you have your Christmas decorating all done? Is the tree up? All done shopping? Not here.
I just can't seem to get into the groove of it all yet ~ although my shopping is almost done. We don't go all out anymore like we used to. We have a small gift exchange at the farm with my brothers and sisters, and this year it's going to be a "white elephant" exchange. We're not allowed to buy the gift; rather exchange something that we already have in our home; but no longer need. It should be fun. Then at home this year we also exchanged names in our immediate family with the adults; but we're still buying gifts for the Grandloves.
Our friends had their Christmas tree up right after Thanksgiving. I love Christmas trees and all they stand for!! BUT the week after Thanksgiving is really too early for me. I was thinking of putting my Christmas tree up this week; but ... I'm afraid by Christmas I'll still have to dust the ornaments ~ somehow that just don't seem right. Is it wrong to just set a photo of a tree from a prior year on top of the television and call it good?
I need a maid.
Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.