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For auld lang syne, my dear

Let’s face it… I have more of a chance of getting hit by a bolt of lightning while tap dancing on the barn roof, than I do of keeping any New Year’s resolutions.  So this year, I’m going to be practical and set the bar low for myself and my family…real, real low. 2018 FAMILY…

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Silent Night and an outbreak of spontaneous humanity

In December, 1914, the world was caught up in the horrors of World War I.  But on Christmas Eve, on the battlefields of Flanders, the guns of the Allied and German troops fell silent.  Soon, the sounds of war were replaced by the beautiful melody of “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht” (“Silent Night, Holy Night”) emanating…

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The little Christmas tree

Around the middle of December, in a snow covered field along a quiet country road, appears a little Christmas tree decorated with a tin foil star and a lone red ornament.  At sunset, a solar battery powers a single stand of white Christmas lights.  Nobody seems to know the mysterious tree owner and most people…

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Christmas at the barn

One of the most peaceful places I know, is in the barn, late at night.  Away from the rest of the world, the only sounds that are heard is the slow, methodical chewing of hay… The clanging of the stanchions as the cows jockey for position, trying to find the spot and the soft, low…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Door

  Usually around this time of year, I start playing Christmas music and get a hankering to put up the Christmas tree.  That’s why I thought this picture was fitting for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge. Jingle bells, jingle bells.  Now where’s the eggnog?

Holiday Jam Recipe

‘Tis the season for homemade Christmas gifts.  Combine tart cranberries, sweet strawberries and a splash of orange juice… voila!  Holiday Jam. Holiday Jam INGREDIENTS 32 oz frozen whole strawberries 24 oz fresh cranberries 1/4 cup orange juice 5 lb white sugar 6 oz liquid pectin DIRECTIONS In a large sauce pot, cook cranberries, strawberries and…