Simple Country Christmas Decorating (and the surprise gift)

  This is our simple abode, our little honeymoon apartment while we wait for farm doors to open.  It is charming and cozy.  Using simple additions such as greenery, lights, and candles, plus things that mean something from Christmases past, one can create a lovely place to dwell in the candlelight of Yule. A trip outdoors found fresh air, deer resting in the snow covered grasses, and fresh tips of trees that joined the celebration. Lights are strung across the ceiling, across the door and window, and the candles and greenery are set. But the sweetest gift of the season thus … Continue reading Simple Country Christmas Decorating (and the surprise gift)

A Very Prairie Christmas

The bees were out yesterday.  I could hear their sweet buzzing all around me as they took advantage of the beautifully tepid day.  Just a hint of coolness swept the air to remind me that it was December but the sun shone bright and warm and I decided to take a walk across the prairie.  The barn owl swept in front of me, round and solid, his steel colored wings glinting slight across the air in front of me, gracefully sweeping across the prairie.  The mountains rested majestically across the horizon, their shadowy masses holding the sky.  A group of horses gathered … Continue reading A Very Prairie Christmas