The jungle in the dining room

Ferns

Ferns in the dining room

My future daughter-in-law, Nikki, must have great faith in my abilities.  She entrusted these ferns to me to keep alive and thriving until the wedding, which is in a week (January 5th).   I   am well known for my ability to kill plants, not help them thrive.   I’m crossing my fingers and praying they stay alive and well for another week.

She would have kept them at their house but they were afraid Diesel, my son’s dog, would eat them.  Diesel doesn’t mean to be a bad dog – it just happens.

Kaleb and Diesel

Kaleb and Diesel at Kaleb’s house.

Bella, Diesel’s sister and our dog, is much better behaved

Bella

Bella

And this little one would never eat a plant.

Pepe

Pepe

Neither would this one.

PIlar

Pilar

In other news, it’s snowing at the farm.

snowy farm house

snowy farm house

More random news…the Christmas decorations are put away and the house is almost back to normal.  I had a huge blank space on the wall over our love seat in the living room. I’ve been looking for something to fill it with.   This morning, my sweet husband found the perfect mirror for it at Hobby Lobby – on sale for 1/2 price.  And now it’s hanging happily.

mirror

mirror

How ‘s your day going?

Christmas Evening

merry chrismasWe had Christmas early here because one of our family members is a first responder and has to work on Christmas day.  Plus, our son’s fiancee is in Austin with her family and it just wouldn’t be the same without her.

But Diesel, our son’s Doberman, looks like he still expects Santa to show up.

Diesel waiting for Santa

Diesel waiting for Santa

Here’s a quick shot of our tree – sorry it’s with the phone and not the “Big Camera.”

Our Christmas Tree

Our Christmas tree

We started with steak (we had turkey and ham and the trimmings a few days earlier.).

Steak

Steak

And even though we already celebrated Christmas, I made a delicious apple pie.   I’m proud to say it was delicious because I am not a great cook by any means, but my sweet future daughter-in-law shared a family recipe.  It really was good!

Pie

PIe

Our future daughter-in-law, Nikki, with our son, Kaleb

Nikki and Kaleb

Nikki and Kaleb

 

Kathryn and kaleb

Kathryn and Kaleb

Our daughter, Kathryn (well the back of her head), and son, Kaleb during our Christmas celebration.at Kaleb’s house.

Kathryn

Kathryn

A better picture of Kathryn.

Jack and Nikki

Jack and Nikki

Nikki’s brother, Jack, dropped by.  He’s in the army so we were really lucky to get to see him.

Welcome

Welcome to the Herring Farm.   We hope you enjoy your visit.  You can learn the history of the farm and what’s going on now.  As more and more farmland disappears, it’s nice to know that some of it still exists.

And that there are still some places you can go where it is quiet, away from the hurry-hurry-hurry of the city.  Where crime is the exception rather than the rule.  A place of escape from the busyness of life, and the pressures that accompany it.