Farewell 2011

For the final day in 2011 we all worked hard

The men cut wood –

work day and clarabell

lots of wood – about 3 times this amount…

wood in trailer

We had a few helpers moving the wood (not happy helpers but helpers none the less)

We even had helpers offering cold drinks – cute huh?ag and tea


Grammie got some sticks ready to roast hot dogs while I tried to start the fire…

betsy carving hot dog stick

bonfire start

We needed the fire whisperer though…

fire whisperer

Clarabell stuck around by the men staying in the center of the action –

clarabell the watch dog


Our hens enjoyed looking for bugs and other goodies in the pasture

hens in field

Here is our proud rooster – Louie, he keeps the girls in line and his junior roosters too

louie and guinea

And here is a sweet Red Hen


red hen

Here are my boys getting ready to roast hot dogs

ed by stump


pj and stump

We ended the day with Cheese Fondue for supper, followed by Chocolate Fondue (with pound cake, strawberries, cherries, marshmallows, pineapple and apples).  Fondue is our New Year’s Eve tradition.  We have been doing this for about 4 or 5 years – we love it!

After we cleared the table we rushed out the burning coals from our bonfire to enjoy them while Robert and J went to the far side of the pasture to get the fireworks all ready.  Yes, we indulged in fireworks for the first time!! 

It was a great day to say farewell to a good year.  We are hoping 2012 has many more great things in store for our family! 

Happy New Year to you and yours!

We enjoyed the show, and enjoyed a few other fireworks too!


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