Days of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving greetings from our beautiful hills! There are so many things to be thankful for and we are truly blessed. Back at the end of October we were able to get our front pasture tilled under and planted with some pasture seed mix so, Lord willin', we will have new green pasture this spring! I know the horses will appreciate that. :)

We are also very grateful for getting our hoop house planted and covered before the frost got too hard. Now we have loads of beautiful greens, kale, swiss chard, lettuce, cabbage and broccoli- perfect for our fresh juices we love to make every morning.

This is one of the last basket of potatoes harvested from the garden. Yukon Gold, how delicious!

We were blessed to have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration with some dear friends. The children made this very adorable corn husk doll family. Aren't they cute?

I even got to go riding for the first time in a long while. It was so wonderful.

After the holiday we got a load of Homestead Blessings Cookbook orders and spent one whole morning packing and shipping. We are so thankful for that and we had so much fun hearing from so many different folks around the world! What a blessing!

And last but not least, our first "snow' of the season. It only stuck on the frozen tree tops, but if you were looking up into the trees, you felt like you were in a Winter Wonderland. :)
"We've got a lot to be thankful for and Lord I want to thank You"!

                            Blessings from the Homestead,


Emily Fay said...

Glad you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving! Our snow hasn't stuck yet either ~ I love the corn husk dolls! Many blessings to you on your cookbook! Have a blessed holiday season!

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

A wonderful update! I am impressed at your greens growing in that greenhouse! How fantastic! I loved all the photos!
I am also glad to hear your cookbooks are selling so well! I can't wait to have the money to purchase one myself! Always love to see a new post from you ladies! :)

Thanks for being *you*!

Mikailah said...

Love those pictures. ;) Especially the one of your riding and the corn husk doll family. Thanks for sharing, y'all! Can't wait for your next post.

In Christ,

Mrs.Rabe said...

Your cookbook is in my order from Vision Forum! Can't wait to look through it - though it is a gift for my 12 year old daughter!

Great update - so fun to see what you are up to!


TheCrankyCrow said...

Beautiful photos Vicki - a true little piece of paradise you have there! Those corn husk dolls are wonderful! Glad you had a blessed Thanksgiving time....I wanted to let you know that I received the latest cd from the "girls" a few weeks back and love it....I so wish you would do a Christmas one!! Wishing you a blessed December....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Anonymous said...

Check your blog daily for updates. I really enjoy the pictures. Ordered the book and cd just waiting for their arrival. Your site really makes me miss our farm. We had to move in 88 because of my husbands work. But everytime i hear the word home I think of the farm. Please keep up the great work. Thanks Judy gardner ky

happy momma said...

Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Love all those greens growing in the hoop house, I'm still dreaming of having a hoop house for winter growing. I think I may have told you all once before, but I think I will again, I was blessed to win a set of your DVDs and I instantly fell in love with your family. You are super sweet people, the kind you long to be your next door neighbors. When I'm feeling the need for some down home folk time I pop in one of your DVDs and sit back for a visit. Thank you for being a breath of fresh air to so many people. God Bless

Renata said...

It is lovely to see your pictures & I love your hoop house for your winter garden. Here in Australia we are blessed to be able to garden year-round too!
Have a lovely week

martin said...

Just discovered your website.Love it. Ordered cookbook & CD for my wife and I.
It seems you have a hard working but good life, i have great respect for that.
One of you girls has a good eye for taking pictures.
blessings to you.

Megan @ Restoring the Roost said...

Hi! I just wanted to thank you for the Homestead Blessings DVDs that I won as a part of the Holiday Barn Hop over at Homestead Revival. I'm so excited and can't wait to watch and learn from them!

Thank you,

R. D. Fleming said...

Dear West Ladies, I received a cookbook from our daughter as a surprise. It is wonderful! I was able to put up lemon curd from your recipe. I am not sure how long the few jars I was able to make will is being consumed quickly.I can't wait to make some more. We also had the stroganoff for supper one evening and it was given a thumbs up. Thank you! Blessings to you all.

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I have your cookbook on it's way to me! I ordered it from Vision Forum! :) I should have ordered it directly from you gals though so I could have had it autographed!

tresmomma said...

your website isn't working. it just says "Future home of something cool" with a Hawaiian shirt hanging in the closet??