Saturday, December 28, 2013

Taking down and putting away

Sure looks mighty dull and plain around here with all the Christmas decorations down and stored away...




Once Christmas is over I can hardly wait to put it all behind me.  Half a day!  That's how long it has taken to put away all the ornaments and stuff!  Three days left before the new year will be here!  2014!  That sounds good to me!   

January is for thinking about spring and looking at gardening catalogs.  Then for me, February is a hard month to get through.  I'm tired of being inside.   I long to see new leaves opening on the trees and violets in bloom.

Yesterday, I cleaned out the goat's tiny barn...swept it nice and clean and added fresh hay...





They seem to enjoy the warm sun and clean floor.  I would love to have a real barn some day, with a loft, and the loft filled with sweet smelling hay.  I would love to have a larger fenced-in area.  Room for two donkeys.  Yep, that's what I want.

I remember the barn at my Grandma's house.  Their house was on one side of the dirt road and the barn was on the other side.  It was a huge barn.  An opening went right through the middle of the barn.  A wide enough opening for the mules to pull the wagon through, I suppose. Then there were stalls on either side of the barn and a loft above.



The sunshine has been nice again today but rain is in the forecast for tomorrow.  Maybe as much as two inches and maybe even a thunderstorm!  


Oh well, enough daydreaming for today.  I still have housework to finish and clothes to fold.  Thank you staying this long. :)

Love,
Henny Penny


10 comments:

  1. I always thought that most people left their Christmas decorations up until New Years. Through blogland I've come to realize that many don't. In fact I read somewhere that someone had theirs down Christmas night:( I suppose if you have had them up a long time.... We don't get ours up very early, and put the last of them a day or two before Christmas. Now we just like to sit and enjoy them, without the hustle and bustle of the pre-Christmas stuff. By New Years Day though, I'm ready for them to be gone:)

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    1. Oh, I have never taken the decorations down Christmas night. Two or three after Christmas usually. I do love Christmas!

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  2. Your comfortable armchair looks perfect for wintertime reading. I like the oil lamps on your mantle- and the gun near the fireplace opening (are those deer hooves holding it?) - Such a nice home, and the donkey has one, too! You inspire me to get going on putting Christmas away- and organize it, too. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, deer hooves. Sometimes I get a little tired of animal parts all over the house. :) I probably put everything away to soon. The mood just hit me to clean up. Thanks again for the comment.

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  3. We'll be taking down the decorations next Saturday...we can usually rely on the cats to do it sooner but this year they haven't touched a thing!
    Jane x

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    1. I should have left things up a little longer! That's funny about the cats. Bickett and Dumper did not bothered our tree this year either. Maybe they are getting old.

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  4. You really wanted it over! I am more patient but not much, my husband wants to de decorate the downstairs tree tomorrow. I love goats and yes a barn would be great! Although yours look happy.
    I still have about 4 months of winter to look forward to..I am not thrilled:(

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    1. Actually I was sad that Christmas was over. Then when the children left, well I just thought I would feel better if I started putting things away. I really do love Christmas. Your decorating is so beautiful. I think I would enjoy it longer too.

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  5. I'm always so glad to get on the far side of Christmas and the decorations (such as they are) come down pretty quickly. The week between Christmas and New Years is wonderful and somehow seems like time outside of time without any responsibilities calling for action. Just reading, knitting, looking at flower catalogs (which started coming weeks ago) and today some yard work since it was warn enough to be outside for a change.

    Victoria in Indiana

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    1. Hey Victoria, I had never thought about the week between Christmas and New Years that way. You're right, it is just a quiet break before a new, busy year begins. Wish I knew how to knit. I need a new hobby.

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