On our way home yesterday it started to rain a few miles north of Ames and turned to snow by the time we arrived home.
Light snow fell most of the night and left a winter wonderland scene.
Highbush cranberries are adorned with snow. About 5 inches fell and left delicate shapes everywhere.
one year ago…”Last Garden Harvest”.
It’s time to start putting the Christmas gift boxes together again.
Claire and Emma start putting the boxes together and stuffing them with packaging grass. Soon we’ll have different assortments featuring homemade jams, honey, soap, and beeswax candles.
one year ago…”Thingamajig Thursday #97″.
We motored up to Rochester for Thanksgiving. Mom ended up with a houseful – about 20 folks all together.
This photo reveals some of the day’s elements – Emma counted 13 different desserts, cousin brought a great selection of microbrews from Madison, we brought a turkey and cousins got to run around like maniacs. Lots of time to catch up and eat well!
one year ago…”I Never Wait Until the Last Minute ; ) “.
There’s important work for boys to do.
Here, Martin is busy kicking rocks and sand off a ledge into the abandoned quarry below. Later on, it was important to throw rocks out onto the ice to test the thickness. It’s also a good time to test rock skipping. Other important work includes breaking sticks down into smaller pieces by beating them against tree trunks or the ground.
one year ago…”Winter’s Coming”.