Happy Thanksgiving!

Audrey is smoking a turkey today for Thanksgiving dinner and making all the fixings to go with it including homemade rolls and pie. She’ll make us both plates to eat at our house. I still can’t use my new oven due to the strong odor so she is a life saver. It’s not going to be nice enough for us to eat outdoors at the farm and with my allergies acting up there is no way I can take being in the house with both dogs, as much as I love them! And they love their grandma, too! Especially Zev. He’s such a goofball. A gorgeous, sable GSD goofball.

Zev being a goofball…

So much is going on here lately with home improvements and we’re looking forward to finally having a whole house generator hooked up to the breaker box. We’ll talk to our GCEC guy when they come out to replace the power poles.

Brad’s uncle Autry owned the property from back in the mid 60’s and when he passed away in 1974 Brad and I decided we had better set a date and get out here and take care of things. We’ve been here since March 1975 on this 85 acres and love every minute of it. The poles have needed to be replaced for some time and it will be nice to have that accomplished. Next up we get more gravel on the drive and better drainage at the road so when we have flash floods it doesn’t all come pouring down the driveway.

Now that the trees are cleared from under the power lines it will be much easier for GCEC to send their guy back out to cut back anything that springs up. All that mulch from the trees will do a good job of keeping it from growing back for some time. We have the contact info for the guy who did the mulching and we can always hire him directly to do some more work for us anytime we need him and our landscape crew can do a lot for us as long as it’s away from the power lines. I’d like to get more cleared to the south fence and on the north side of the driveway as well. It was all cleared and used as pasture when we moved out here but we let it grow up for a bit of privacy between us and the road. It got out of hand a long time ago.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving, ya’ll.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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