The north wind will blow and we shall have snow...

The last few days at home in pictures of whiteness...
Steps have disappeared from view...
The garden is full of white mist...
Getting past the yard without coming under attack is proving impossible...
How many layers can you put on?
Our drive looks so pretty...

The blue Noble firs which flank the top side of the drive were laden...
The boots and I went and stood halfway up the drive to look down to the lane beyond...
It was misty and cold and silent...
Daddy went sledging on feed sacks with Littlest. Eldest was building a bird table in his shed and Middlest walked 6 miles (round trip) to the nearest town to collect a bottle of milk!

I havent managed to do my last Christmas shop for food but the larder is full anyway. It always is in the Winter... Im a bit of a food hoarder! Most of the presents never came and they certainly won't now! We never made the trip to Oxford to my cousins family which we were all so looking forward to and its debatable if we will make it tommorow to out past Chagford to the farmer who we buy our free range turkey from each year...

But we shall have a wonderful time and Ive saved 6 parsnips for the Christmas dinner and the last of the carrots... Mr Fairysteps will head up over the fields and get some fodder Kale that was planted for the cows winter feed and we can have that as greens, I have enough cashew nuts to make my special nut loaf for the vegetarians in the family. We have a huge feed sack of teddies (potatoes) so no shortage of roasted teddies and Ive half a sack of onions so together with my half sack of flour I can make sage and onion stuffing and plenty of bread... If only everyone this Christmas was so lucky across the world... Im grateful and sad all at the same time.

A few days off for the Fairy Shoemaker! Ive popped on a few bespoke listings for orders to make after Christmas but apart from that Im finished up for the year and looking forward to every moment to come...

Wishing you all health and happiness, love and laughter...
Ren x

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