Monday, January 03, 2011

The first Sunset of 2011

Was absolutely breathtaking! Despite the cold wind that blew I rushed outside with my new camera to capture it for your and my future enjoyment.

"Praise the LORD!
Praise, O servants of the LORD, Praise the name of the LORD!
Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and forevermore!
From the rising of the sun to its going down the LORD's name is to be praised."
Psalm 113:1-3
Amen, Hallelujah!

How 2010 ended and 2011 began.

As a family we have quite a few New Years traditions. One of them being a large fancy dinner on New Years eve. This year our menu consisted of:

Venison Roast
Roasted Carrots, Onions, and Garlic
Au Gratin Potatoes
Green Lettuce Salad, with toppings
Canned Peaches.

I spread the table with a Pink tinged Lace cloth (also known as a lace curtain over a pink top sheet;) then used our Grandmother's eggshell china plates for the main dinner, and the eggshell china bowls for the peaches. Christiana Crystal wine goblets served for the Ice water, and either eggshell china or crystal was used for all the serving dishes (excepting the potatoes).

The Roast turned out lovely (thank you Josh for being the provider of it) and the gravy very flavorful.

In all the Dinner was a great success and the cook was not to worn out after all!
The rest of the evening we spent together watching movies, reading scripture, and praying.

Oh, and eating. Faith's delectable Eclairs being just one of the many treats we enjoyed!

New years day dawned warm and beautiful, so we all headed outside, to do what everyone (in their right mind) would want to do on the first day of a new year.

Move our Goat shed! You see we had found out that its placement was all but ideal, for it let in drafts. So we were just waiting for a warm day, with thawed ground to move it to a better location! January 1st was perfect.

The side of the shed that had been against the chicken coop had to be painted, and the Sun came out just in time to help dry it off.

Our whole family (here at home) got out and helped, and we even had assistance from Mr. Reiche, who stopped by during his 11 mile bike ride on 1/1/11 ;)

Baby dog sat up in the sunshine and looked on. All was right with the world.

After we were all finished and the goats returned to their newly arranged pen, they (Fiona and Java the goats) were so happy that they even let me take some portraits of them! Don't you just love Java's Roman nose profile:)
God blessed us with Sunshine for the rest of the day, and some of us went for a walk in the afternoon, reveling in His marvelous creation.