As we edge ever nearer to the 12th day of Christmas, I felt today was an apt moment to undress our guest the Christmas Tree. On the 10th of December I picked it myself down the avenue. I just about managed to saw it down, then assemble it in our home. In the past month the Christmas Tree has taken up a significant amount of space.
There was nothing else for us to do but remould our lives around it. It has managed to mesmerise ‘Kitty’ the new addition to the farm, as she explored the lights, baubles and bells for the first time. The Tree also guarded the gifts and it always managed to light the way to bed after a festive hooley/night out!
As I plucked the decorations off the branches I felt the Tree loose some it’s character. The needles dropped one by one as if sensing it’s time was nigh. Strange as it may seem, I began to feel the way one does when seeing an old friend off on a train. And so with that the room is back to normal and we resume our regular way of living until next time.
We have been entertaining guests, and have been entertained during the festivities, and cooking for what looked like a small army most nights. It is only now I have been able to sit back and see the expanding road of 2016 before me. It is an exciting and promising year and I feel determined to make the most of my rural location and share what I can with you in the coming months.
Happy New Year from Annie at cowpatsanddaisychains.com
This is Kitty, the new addition to the farm…