A Taste of Winter

I hope all of you had a joyous Christmas celebration full of family, tasty food and good memories.

J and I spent the evening of Christmas Eve at J’s Sister’s house. She kept things simple with a meat and cheese tray, crackers and dips, French Onion Soup, Oyster Soup and sweet treats. I made a new dip and everyone seemed to like it!

We also had our gift exchange. I think us adults enjoyed the excitement that a four-year old and twenty-one month old bring to the season more than anything else.

January 28

J and I spent the night with his folks in Motorcycle City. Christmas morning J and his Dad got up early to drive back to the ranch to do chores. I spent the morning in the kitchen with J’s Mom preparing dinner for our extended family. We had a lot of fun cooking and chatting. We ate our family’s traditional holiday foods, played cards and enjoyed the day.

J and I had a long drive back to the ranch Christmas evening. We left Motorcycle city around 5:00 pm, by that time it had been snowing for a while. We didn’t think it looked too serious and we were well aware of the weather report. The highway home was pretty sketchy, until we hit gravel. Lucky for J after the road conditions improved, I got car sick. This is normal for me and not much fun.

January 28

Saturday we woke up to 4-5″ of the white stuff and cold temperatures. We are lucky there was no wind or the light powdery snow would have made a big mess. We like to see a little snow to cover the brown prairie this time of year.

The picture above in the TLC group of cattle. They were not shy about letting us know they were ready for hay.

January 28

Not only is Rosie a good helper, she likes games too! She enjoys attempting to catch the snow while I shovel the sidewalks and in front of the garage. It’s when she heels me that I get frustrated. Her teeth are sharp and she usually wants to “play” when I have an arm full of eggs.

January 28

My friend Jodene at White Owl Wings is hosting an on-line art class in January. It’s called “One Day.” I’m signed up for her class and I got my art supplies gathered. I am really excited to dig deeper into my authentic self through art. I tend to be on the more serious and organized side and need to exercise my creativity.

If you are curious or interested in an on-line art class check out Jodene’s website for details.

I would like to give a shout out to V Lazy J Custom for making J’s Christmas gift. This is the first Bible cover Jay has made! I was so excited to see the beautiful leather work and J likes it too. Make sure to check out more of Jay’s work on Facebook.

December 28

I hope you have a great last week of December and wish everyone the very best in 2016!

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8 Responses to A Taste of Winter

  1. Janet Birky says:

    Enjoyed your letter. Looking forward to seeing you this weekend. We had a good Christmas with my family the Sunday before and at Susie’s Saturday after. Games are keeping us busy. I made a big blanket for our grab and it took more time than I thought. Bill and I did 2 puzzles too.

  2. Kim says:

    The weathermen in our area cried “Wolf,” at least for us! We had seen forecasts for anywhere up to 2 feet. We got nothing! But, thankfully, we didn’t get ice either. The ice line seems to be about 30 miles to the east of us.

    We enjoyed having the family home for a couple of days. It sure seems quieter around here!

  3. Lara says:

    The Bible cover is absolutely gorgeous!! And I have to say, my husband would love the pickle dip you made … might have to try that one for him. (I am not, unfortunately, much of a pickle fan myself.) Have a great week, Robyn!

  4. Cheri says:

    Glad you had a nice Christmas! Except the car sick part. Cameron gets car sick too. Only when I’m driving though! Ha!
    Those cows do have a way with alerting us to their needs.
    We’ve had snow on the ground since just after thanksgiving. It’s kinda nice. No extreme cold, yet. In the next few days, we’ll be sorting all the cows into their appropriate groups. The cane & crutches, young ones and then the rest of the girls. Feeding hay everyday.
    Love the bible cover J got. Very nice.

    • Robyn says:


      Glad you have just the right amount of snow and no seriously cold weather. Stay safe out and about feeding cows.

      Good luck sorting up your girls.

  5. Jona says:

    The bible cover is gorgeous – awesome work! Glad to hear you guys had a nice time. We stuck close to home after the dogs picked up a stomach infection. VERY glad they are over that!

  6. Pam Galindo says:

    Freezing temps in the 20’s for several nights now…. and just a little rain . Lots of snow now in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains….it’s a pretty sight, but no snow here on the valley floor. Also, a little bit of fog this time of year. I love the winters in central California and would not trade them for our triple-digit summer temperatures which are quite unbearable. Happy New Year.

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