As we move toward Christmas we work on adding a bit more of the beauty of the season inside our home during this dark yet beautiful month.
Yesterday was unusually warm and it is very unusual not to have even a bit of snow on the ground by now. However, we took advantage of the bright sunny, mild day to spend much of the afternoon outside.
Walking around our homestead we ~
~gathered evergreens, mostly balsam and some beautiful pine that we found
~enjoyed observing our chickens who love this mild weather
~ built a little stone path to the barn ~ there is a wee little stream of running water under the rock bridge
~checked on our new 20 chickens in the back section of the barn.
We spent this past Sunday making a coop for them in the barn because some friends were moving and needed to find a new home for them. Our original 17 are still in the separate coop.
I stacked some wood and then put fresh hay in the chicken coops and then we headed inside for some tea cookies.