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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Another blessed day at the Old Farm..

Hello my dears..
I promised in my last post that I would share some pics of our day at our  old farm with you...

Sammi seemed to know where we were going...
The farm is one of his favorite places, too.. smile..
As you can see our snow as all vanished... At least we had some for Christmas Day...

The rain was coming down in sheets...
And the wind was roaring, too.. All of you girls who have been following the blog for a while know that I love this kind of weather..

Terry made a fire and I put the kettle on to boil.. The house was not too cold as he had been out the day before and the temps were mild, anyway..

We were a bit late getting here so I set right to work getting dinner ready...

Terry wanted me to tell you that I just went out and picked the veggies.. grin.. I brought them from home, of course....

What should I make with this variety, I wonder... 
We are sort of expecting company... My Mom said that they might be up...

I decided at home that I would probably make a casserole and a salad.. Sound good?


Broccoli Salad...
Blanche a bunch of broccoli and rinse in cold water and drain well.. Add a bit of red onion, a couple of sliced mushrooms, and a bit of cheese..
You can also add a couple slices of bacon.. Whenever I cook bacon I always try to save a few crisp slices in the fridge for salads..
A little touch goes a long way in flavor..
Then I just mixed about a 1/3 cup of mayo with about a tablespoon of red wine vinegar..
Don't add the dressing until ready to eat..

Terry had to go to the barn to get a hammer so I sent the camera with him...

Such a big old barn.. I wrote about it HERE..
I closed this blog but the post is still there..

I love old barns, do you? 

Anyway... inside I am making Shepherds Pie..

I really don't know where the recipe for this came from..
It may have come from Terry's Mom.. I know mine didn't make it...  
                
 Terry gave me these new place mats for Christmas..

Aren't they cute?  I love the red work...
See my little Christmas candle holder I picked up at the Thrift store for only 75 cents... It is still Christmas season, eh?

The casserole is cooked and the salad is tossed.. 
I guess lunch is ready..
Our company didn't arrive.. Oh well..
Great leftovers... smile..


A good frugal meal... Lots of veggies, too..
Thank you dear Lord for a lovely meal and a lovely day..

Here is an old mirror that I have had for years.. Terry found it under our sofa in the living room the other day..

I think I will put it here...
I love sheep... Do you?
I will just keep puttering away... smile.. 

Another day is coming to a close.. It is almost dark out ...


We need to close everything up and get going..

Ahh... the lights of home...


Everyone here still have  their Christmas lights on..
Until New Years Day that is.... smile..

We have had a wonderful blessed day together..
All we need for supper is a cup of tea and a bowl of tomato soup...

Hope you are having a good week, too ...

Thanks for dropping by sweet ladies.. Looking forward to hearing from you again..  Are you still celebrating the season or is it all over in your part of the world? 

God bless...

16 comments:

  1. I too love old barns and sheep.....our Christmas lights are still on and probably will be until December 31st.
    Have a blessed day!

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  2. You meal, as usual, looks yummy! My tree and lights stay up till after New Years Day too. Blessings from Wisconsin.

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  3. Enjoyed my visit, as always : ) Our tree & lights & other decorations will stay up until New Year's Day. I always hate to take them down. Blessings, Shirlee

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  4. Dear Faye,
    I always feel like I'm right there with you - your words are so touching.
    Thanks again for such a lovely read.
    Karen

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  5. What a simple meal, but yet filling. I love using a lot of veggies in a meal like that.

    I love old barns. My grandpa had one that we used to play in when we visited him.

    Have a wonderful day.

    ~Cheryl

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  6. Good morning Faye, Such a lovely visit to the old farm. Thanks for taking me along. I love the look of old barns. You don't see many at all in our part of the woods. If the walls could only talk in those old buildings. Your meal looked so yummy. I still have my Christmas lights up on the inside but the candles in the windows are already off. Will take down before New Year's Day. The week after Christmas is always my favorite time to enjoy the decorations. Things are slower and more time to just sit and reflect on the season. Have a wonderful day.
    Angela

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  7. Great pictures and your new placemats are adorble! We still have all the decorations up too...I will take them down New Years Day.
    Sounds like you really like to cook and it looks yummy!
    Happy New Year
    Earlene

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  8. How lovely to spend a day in the country. I'm so glad you took your camera, your photos are wonderful. The Shepherds pie looks very yummy, I think I'll make something like that with leftover turkey for supper tonight.
    I am still celebrating Christmas, the lights are still out along with the decorations. A few things have been put away already though. Time to move on...thanks for this post, I really enjoyed it.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  9. What a lovely day! I wish I could have come along.

    Have a great day!

    :)Vicki

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  10. Your meal looks so good. If I can't have the red plates, please tell me where Terry got the place mats. They are darling!

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  11. Thanks for sharing your lovely day with us. Our old barn had that type of roof. It was damaged by a storm, so my dad had to have it burned down. He sent me a picture, enormous flames! It's rather sad when we go up to visit and the barn is gone. Looking forward to the New Year, and visiting my new bloggie friends.

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  12. Such wonderful pictures! I love your dishes. So pretty. I do love old barns and I love getting to go inside and investigate them. See what treasures are there. Your meal looks delicious. I'm sorry your company didn't make it. Enjoy your day and God bless.

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  13. What a lovely day! I wish I could have come along.

    Have a great day.

    :)Vicki

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  14. Love the place mats and your dinner looked yummy! We leave everything up until after January 6...as my boys used to tell people...we can't have the wise men coming to an empty house...they meant the decorations and Nativity sets! Happy New Year!!

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  15. I love ole barns.I love the smell and the beams and the treasures and the hints of era gone bye.I love the sheep decorations too.I love how Terry knows your taste in style and buys you things you like and will use.He really pays attention.Oh and yes the Christmas lights are on and decorations are still up.They will be until I take them down.I also had to put them all up...I really enjoyed your pics today thanks for posting them.I ate toast,chips,chocolates,coffee and pop today.Your dinner plate looks much better to me.

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  16. I'm sure Sammi loves spending time at the farm! I know I would. =] We must be kindred sisters, I so enjoy that type of weather. Sometimes I wonder if something is wrong with me, but I enjoy it more than sunshine the majority of the time.

    Oh, I do love old barns also. I love to walk in and smell the mustiness as I look around at treasures that can usually be found.

    We're still celebrating Christmas here. Shouldn't the birth of our Savior be celebrated year round? =] Why yes, it should but my hubby likes to see our home decked out for Christmas so he asks that I keep it out till after the first of the year. So it will come down this week as he heads back to work and the kids go back to school.

    Your meal looks so yummy! How I would have loved to be at the farm enjoying its beauty and your delicious meal along with your lovely company.

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