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Friday, December 18, 2009

{ a little flaky...}

I'm happily snugged in the farmhouse today...
awaiting the predicted snowfall this aft of anywhere from 6" ~ 24" !!!!!
not typical weather for this part of the country, but VA has had it's share of snowstorms...
the last "good one" we were blessed with was 6 years ago,
the first winter spent here in this old farmhouse....
At that time, we had not yet renovated, and the walls had no insulation.
nor did we have indoor plumbing, as the septic system went soon after moving in.
we were left with a humongous woodstove, and plenty of woods to peruse for fuel...

we entertained ourselves by keeping the fire lit, and collecting kindling
(on each pass outside to the portable potty that we had to rent until said septic was replaced)
it was a challenge, you could say, for a transplanted Yankee City-girl like me, but I loved it...
when that first snowfall came, and blanketed this old homeplace and it's fields and woods in a good foot of sparkling white snow,
I truly felt like I was 'home',
as it reminded me of my CT winters growing up...
Today, as i sit here typing this, I'm looking out my sewing room window, across the way to my little shop...we've come a long way in the 6 years we've lived here, thanks to the hard work Peter has put into making this our 'forever' home....
I see a barn where there once stood none, housing our animal & chicken friends...
I can see the steel grey sky just waiting to' poof ' that first little snowflake into exsistence..
and I can see our gardens, once lush & green just a few short months ago,
now settling coldly into the deep sleep that can only come from a long Winter's nap
...only to be reborn again, in another few...short months.
Hannah will be coming home early today, and will begin her Winter vacation...
as the snow will fall this aft into eve, we'll bake some cookies and watch some old movies...perhaps take the dogs for a walk in the woods..
...simple country pleasures.

wishing you all the peace that comes from a freshly fallen snow,
the warm hug only your own home can give you
and the companionship of those you love most dear~
Peace & Plenty be Yours today,


Beth Twist said...

Sounds like its shaping up to be a perfect day!

Linda said...

Sounds like a good weekend Lori.
Be sure and take pictures of all of the snow.

Angie said...

it's like a blizzard here lori~but so beautiful~we haven't had snow like this in nc in years! stay warm and cozy!

Diva Kreszl said...

I can't wait...we're supposed to get some of that magical white stuff here too!

Gail said...

How wonderful to be stranded in a place you love.

We lost power for two weeks last year during a major ice storm. I did remember how to haul water from the spring and go to bed when the chickens did.

Hope you have a generator.

Janean said...

Lori, i'm a hopeless homebody....always have been. hope you're able to enjoy the snow!!!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Yep, you're getting our New York snow, the weather has gone wonky.

Such a lovely post, thank you for sharing.

Sweet Stitchin...

Janet - underthewillow said...

It's snowin' like crazy over here in Mechanicsville Lori and I am lovin' it!

Merry Christmas!!

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Hi! I live in VA too and we have about 10 inches so far and it's supposed to snow all night long. I almost didn't make it home from work today. Spun my car completely around on a snow covered road and set off a spin out chain reaction that included about 6 or 7 cars! Very scary but luckily no one crashed! I hate snow!!!! Love your blog and have become a follower. Check mine out if you have a minute. I would love it if you would follow me too!

Jackie said...

I hope you're all snug and warm inside with your family. I love your look back to the last major snowfall!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lori, Here in Chester Co., PA we're waiting for the snow you just got yesterday. I always feel truly peaceful when it snows. I sit at the window and watch (and hook). It transports me to another place, another time. So many memories. Maybe that is what Winter season is for, remembering. I think its hot chocolate time. Stay warm!!!!

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