Monday, December 27, 2010

Belated Snow Pics

By the time I got around to posting these, the snow is mostly gone. I'm not sure if I like that aspect of southern Virginian snows or not. Considering the lack of snow plows and general ability to cope with snow, it's probably better that it melts immediately.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

We Have a Winner!

This month's Practical Homescooling magazine arrived, and to our satisfaction, Laura's envelope art (as seen in this post: had been chosen for printing.
After I had seen it in the gallery, I was pleased to see that she was the example in the table of contents as well.
In the gallery, Laura's masterpiece is the third from bottom, left hand column. Also, if you read the text on the page, Laura's envelope is mentioned as an example.

Close-Up of Swaddled Battery

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hi-Tech Nativity

Since the baby Jesus from the Nativity scene seems to be missing, Katie spent this evening recreating the babe and his manger. (Note the blue swaddling clothes.)

Laura saw the work and asked, "Is Jesus duct tape?"
"No. He's a battery!" exclaimed Katie.

Which just goes to show, you never know what you'll hear next on Providence Farm.

Friday, December 17, 2010

All I Wanted for Christmas

I haven't been sleeping well since the 7th of December. That's when I foolishly let Scott out at Gretchen's house and he ran off. Without a collar.
Since then, I've been without my trusty farm hand through three daughter's illnesses, an arctic chill, and a snowstorm.
Today an excellent friend called to tell me where Scott was hanging out. It was wonderful to see my long lost puppy!
I feel like everything's right in the world now that my pooch is back.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Snow So Far

At 9 this morning our world looked like this.
The big snow they called for is probably not going to happen, but this is better than just bitter cold without snow.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tilly's Winter Look

Tilly gets cold and shivers.
So Becky and I helped her out by dressing her in a fashionable, and quite safe, down vest.
Around the barn, she can wear it tan side out. But out in the woods, she can reverse it for blaze orange visibility.

A Preview of Coming Attractions

Hey, I found this on my camera just now. It's last week's snow. But it looks cold and snowy, and that's the feeling I want you to have when you imagine Providence Farm. It's been unspeakably cold lately, and now a blizzard is allegedly showing up in the morning to grace us with many inches of snow.

Christmas on Ice

I had to wait to steal a photo before I could post one about last weekend's big show. I forgot the camera.
The girls enjoyed a day of performing in an ice show on Saturday. Grandparents and Old Spinsters came and watched. A good time was had by all.
Only one daughter appears in this photo. It's Katie, applying lipstick.