02 January, 2009

Well the New Year has started!
Our Christmas was lovely as my eldest daughter and son-in-law came up and stayed with us for five days. We just mainly relaxed and enjoyed each others company and of course had a beautiful Christmas day meal and then delicious left overs for a few more days.

We had a few really stinking hot days and on Christmas Eve and I was out in my garden picking a bunch of flowers for my table center piece and I had one of my little dogs, Sarabie, out there with me and she was sniffing around the shrubs and I turned my back to greet a friend arriving to say hello and a Red Belly Black Snake came crawling out where I was picking. I was startled but noticed that he was in just as much of a hurry as I was to get away.

We relaxed and unwind over those few days after christmas I think the build up to Christmas was pretty hectic with the rush of getting orders out and deliveries for customers was taking its toll on all of us. We still have a few more orders to get out but they are not as urgent and Dave has his work area to clean up after the frenzy.

We had a quiet New Years Eve and on the following day we had a few neighbours around for a BBQ. It was good to catch up with them and share a meal at the start of a new year, a year that I know will bring many challenges for all of us.

We also worked around the yard and finally extended the veggie patch and I will post those photos a little bit later and we are also planning to re-arrange the shop and add more furniture so I might post about that too. I just wanted to send greeting of a HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone and prayers that we will all persevere with whatever 2009 throws at us.



Grammy said...

Sounds like so much fun. Wishing you all the best in this new year. Big hug Grammy

farm mom said...

Wow! I cannot even imagine being warm and ou in the garden at this time of the year. *sigh* I'm envious! Hope you had a lovely holiday!

white_lilly said...

Thanks Ernie and all the best to you for the new year :)

white_lilly said...

Hi Angie, I love looking at you guys with all your snow and feeling warm and cosy in front of the fire but have the delight of the warm sunshine and working in my garden :)
All the best to you and your family for the new year.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I pray that they are simple challenges with positive and happy outcomes, though.

A BBQ for New Years Eve sounds like so much fun! And what excitement for you and the snake. Glad nothing bad happened. Do you ever see poisonous snakes on your land?

Happy New Year to you, too,
New Mexico, USA

Belovedgoddess said...

Warm sunshine??? Don't you mean hot, overbearing, skin sizzling, cook an egg on the pavement sunshine? Which is why I am avoiding working on the garden right now.

The snake would have been a shock to you, I still recall the shock of finding my bare foot poised over the top of one on my Aunt's farm when I was a teenager. The same shock my son experienced over a year ago when he almost trod on one coming home from school. They are probably the only reason keeping me from pulling up stumps and moving to the bush.

Your break sounds wonderful, hope that 2009 is everything and more that you are hoping for.


white_lilly said...

Hi Lisa, snakes are something to be really cautious about and we do have snakes that kill you. They usually want to get away just as much as you do but if they are cornered or attacked they will strike.
Hope all goes well for you :)

Oh Cheryl we are going to have temps in the high 30's this week and I'm not looking forward to it not to mention bush fires. Stay cool :)

Farewell "Buddy Surprise"

Farewell "Buddy Surprise"