Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Double S Farms Winter Garden and Festivities

Okay, I know that I am terribly late in blogging about Christmas.  As a result, you will probably not be surprised that I didn't get organized enough to send out Christmas cards this year either ;-)

But, we did have a wonderful Christmas.  Much of Christmas day was spent at Double S Farms, where my mother, my sister and her family live.  

It was a beautiful day and I stole out into the garden to take photos of all that is growing....

My mother's vegetable garden is growing like crazy....

We always enjoy fresh broccoli from her garden in winter.  We all love it....even the kids.

Curly Parsley with Marigolds planted nearby to discourage pests.

My mother makes a delicious salad using her Romaine lettuce.  I promise to share our family's special salad dressing recipe sometime soon.

Lemons are ready for picking at Christmas time.

So are the grapefruit...

The apple trees are almost bare.

The chickens are oblivious to all the festivities.

Although their coop is decorated with a Christmas wreath ;-)

My mother's beautifully decorated table.  Notice the table gifts are decorated with a feather from the chickens.



We had a wonderful day and a delicious dinner.  It was so much fun enjoying each others company and the fact that now we all live within 20 minutes of each other.

This Christmas was extra special to me because of my new granddaughter, Lily....


She is just so darling and makes me so happy.

Not so special was turning 46 the day after Christmas...
My nephew, Finley getting ready to help me blow out my candle :-)
Although, I must say that I was so grateful to have my family all around to spend my birthday with.

I must say, that I feel pretty good being 46....so far ;-)

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We are finishing up our special project that I mentioned earlier.  This project is for my mother's 70th birthday, which is coming up this week.  I can't wait to share it with you all once we are done!

I hope you are having a good week.

5 comments:

Scotkat said...

Great blog as usual .

Your Mums christmas table was so pretty set out.

Belated happy birthday and conratulations on your grandaughter.
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Nancy in Sun Lakes AZ said...

Happy Birthday Noelle! My daughter will be 46 in 2012! I can't believe it ... how the time flies! You really don't have to tell us how happy you are with Lily because we can see it on your face!

Indie said...

Wow, those are some great looking veggies!

I'm sure you had a wonderful time with your granddaughter! What a special Christmas!

Jane said...

Oh I feel your pain...I too will be 46 this year...BOOOOOO!!!! I still feel like a 20 year old in my head. Great photo's and your Christmas table looked just perfect...Happy New Year xx

Garden Sheds said...

I just love to harvest all the hard work in the my garden. Those vegetables are looking tasty. Belated Happy Birthday Noelle!

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