My Thanksgiving

I came home from work to the Macy’s parade on television. 

There are still gourds decorating the house. 

I did the chores in a downpour, had lunch and then made stuffing with dog show on.

I made Williams-Sonoma sausage, corn bread and chestnut dressing using our sausage, herbs and chicken broth. I had made the corn bread using Kenyon’s stone ground corn meal, our eggs and our lard. We then loaded up and headed to my stepdad and mom’s home.

There we watched football, talked and finished getting dinner ready.

My brother, his partner, my niece and her husband were also there. My brother had been doing some restoration work on two toy boats we had pulled from the family cabin in case of fire.

He found out that they were built by Tillicum Toys from Tacoma between 1927 and 1930. Four generations in our family have played with these toys.

So then the table was set and ready for dinner.

We had a lovely meal and conversation. It was so incredibly nice to have a holiday meal with my family again. I have missed it.

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Felted Fleece Rugs at Hoogdal Holiday Makers Market

I am planning on participating in this market on December 3, 4 and 5 from 11 am to 4 pm.  It is at the   Hoogdal Community Center and is a benefit for it.  It is at 22159 Hoogdal Road Sedro-Woolley.  So I am busily getting rugs ready for this market.  These are the four I have done, and I have two more I am putting the final touches on.

2020 Hodor rug

Hodor rug

2020 Harlen rug

Harlen rug

Maybelle rug

Maybelle rug

Vanessa rug

Vanessa rug

So come over, say hi, and check out my rugs.  I will also have some skeins of yarn and funky felted scarves for sale as well. 

 

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Hawks Protection Steps

This morning the chickens were outside of the barn again.

So my task was to dissuade hawks from eating them. I really want free range chickens but do not want to raise them for the local raptors. So I strung colorful yarn off the barn to the fencing to discourage the hawks from snacking on chickens near the barn.

I also put up my one-eyed owl. Not sure how scary he is anymore.

I strung up yarn behind the barn as well.

Another closer view.

I am discouraged that the roosters and geese did not provide more protection for that poor hen yesterday. But maybe this will help. Unfortunately right after I did it, Tom saw either a small hawk or falcon sitting on one of the fences posts with yarn attached to it. He obviously wasn’t scared of it.

On a lighter note, it is getting colder so I have been putting Ryeleigh in a sweater in the mornings. Here is her response. Pitiful, isn’t it?

I will get her eyes checked out by the vet though, with the differences in the red reflexes. Her one year birthday and rabies shot are coming up anyway.

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