Monday, December 24, 2018


Can you believe it's Christmas Eve!!

I've just pulled a pan of brown sugar chew bread from the oven...

The first bit of baking I've done for Christmas! Hope to get three chocolate pecan pies in the oven next, and make a pan of fudge (wonder why, make a pan of fudge, reminded me of "pick a bale of cotton". Need to be wondering about my mind these days! :)

Just wanted to stop a minute and wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Connie, I just love this little card! It's so special! and the little scrubber is way too pretty to use. Thank you!

Smokey said for me to wish you a Merry Christmas. He was way too tired.

Woo says, "what hair on the bed?

and this! is Peach Jam with Rum! It is delicious! I've eaten some. (maybe that's why I was thinking about picking a bale of cotton earlier). Just kidding. I didn't even taste the rum. Thank you so much Vic!!

Thank you for reading my silly blog. I love you all my blogging friends, and appreciate your friendship.


pardon the raggedy look, but a pretty Cardinal lit on the roof.

an add-on to my blog after reading five comments...

Willie is right! It's the wonderful comments that really make a blog special. Your comments mean everything to me. Thank you!



  1. Merry Christmas to you!! I see the cardinal! -Jenn

  2. Hi Henny,
    A MERRY CHRISTMAS to You Henny and Poppy- may you have a great time there. We're going to be sweltering on Christmas Day with 35Deg C...though we'll still enjoy Christmas. Best Wishes. KEV. (Sydney- AUSTRALIA).

  3. Whey~Hey! Yep! The Eve of Christmas..Takes me back when
    l was a the old country..midnight mass..three
    hours of it, the wailing and gnashing of teeth, then at
    midnight..the coming of the lord...Allelujah! Praise the
    lord! Give homage to the lord! Heavens above! And, there's
    me thinking..'wonder what Father Christmas has brought me'.
    HeHe! :o). Good old days...!!!

    I'm looking forward to seeing my daughter on Friday, she'll be
    bringing me, amongst other things, some of her home made jams
    and chutneys, of which, she's won prizes for..well..she had a
    good teacher..Bless!x

    Henny! Hope you and yours have a great Christmas..not forgetting
    ALL the lovely people who comment, all makes for a wonderful Blog..
    God Bless everyone...!!! ❄️ πŸŽπŸ’

    And Henny...Just in case you forget the words...🎢🎢
    Gonna jump down
    Turn around
    Pick a bale of cotton
    Gonna jump down
    Turn around
    Pick a bale a day..

    Oh, Lordy
    Pick a bale of cotton
    Pick a bale a day
    Oh, Lordy
    Pick a bale of cotton
    Oh, Lordy
    Pick a bale a day..
    (Don't forget the 'Lordy'bit)..

    God Bless..! πŸŽ„✨πŸŽ„

  4. A very Merry Christmas to you and Poppy!

  5. Merry Christmas to you and Poppy Henny! Thank you for your lovely blog! xxx

  6. Merry Christmas to you all and God bless.

  7. I'm curious about that brown sugar chew bread. Never heard of it, but I suspect I'd love it.
    My daughter's family and my son's family (I'm new to saying that - they had twins in May!!) will be here soon, but I wanted to stop and wish some of my favorite bloggers a Merry Christmas. So Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  8. Merry Christmas! I too see the Cardinal! Right now we have one slamming himself into our window all day long. I tried to put a sticker up there in case he's seeing himself in the glass and wanting to fight, but it does no good. He's been doing it for days... the inside cats are fascinated.

  9. Merry Christmas to you and your dear husband and your critters.

    The cardinal looks really neat on the tin roof.


  10. Merry Christmas, HP! Your cottage home looks perfect and festive.

  11. It looks like you are ready! Save me a piece of chocolate pecan pie, PRETTY PLEASE?
    Merry Christmas to you and your family, those with two legs and those with four! xo

  12. Merry Christmas dear friend!! I've never seen a Cardinal but they must be one of the most beautiful birds.
    Chocolate pecan pie sounds absolutely wonderful. Enjoy a piece for me.

  13. Merry Christmas!! I love the cardinal on the roof so beautiful! I love you bunches!

  14. Merry Christmas Henny Penny! Love your cardinal. Your home looks ready to enjoy the special day. Thank you for sharing a part of your world with us throughout the year.

  15. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  16. Pardon the raggedy look? Are you kidding, all I see is charm . . . pure country delight. I love the way you decorated your porch and railing. I looks so inviting and welcoming :)
    Merry Christmas, sweet friend,
    Connie :)

  17. So enjoy reading your blog and learning about your home in the woods! Merry Christ and Happy New Year to you and Poppy and all the animals your life entails.

  18. I'm just about to call it a night but I needed to come here and wish you and your family a beautiful and wonderful Christmas. I can't even remember when I began to follow your blog, but I believe it was in 2018 and I wanted to say it is great to stop by and see what's happening with your animals and the sewing you do and your gardening, too. I share many of your posts with my mom who loves your guinea hens and bunnies And goats! Your writing is funny and I always look forward to reading it. Many many blessings to you!

  19. A Merry Christmas to you too.
    xx Beca

  20. Merry Christmas to everyone at Henny Penny Lane. xo

  21. Merry Christmas you and all your family.

  22. WE are winding down Christmas here back at home after spending a good day with family. The past two days have been busy and joyous and filled with family and food and fun and gift giving and receiving. We are filled up.

  23. Thank you for coming by my blog... and your sweet comment. I have become a follower of yours. I've been reading a lot of your posts here and I'm so happy you found me! I had a great Christmas with my family, lots of gifts, great food and much laughter and hugs all around! Happy New Year and I hope to see more of you!

  24. Merry Christmas Henny :) Oh that brown sugar chew bread looks great! So nice to see a cardinal, we don't see them often here, but we get a rare glimpse during the summer!

  25. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas, Henny! It's hard to believe it's come and gone already....and what a busy time it was in my little house!!

  26. diane in northern wisDecember 27, 2018 at 6:12 PM

    Aww...thank you for your Christmas greetings and lovely pictures. I love your blog Henny and hope you had an awesome Christmas and that New Year 2019 will be wonderful for the two of you and your family. Peace and all good things are wished for you!


  27. Lets have a poem...
    Coffee With A Cardinal...By..Jeff Gaines...

    Cardinal Oh, Cardinal
    You great scarlet bird.

    You hop along my porch rail
    But you don't say a word.

    Defiant..So Defiant
    Of nature's camouflage.

    There is no way to hide
    Your bright red entourage.

    Orange..Bright Orange.
    Your sharp pointy beak.

    Gathers the worms and the seeds
    All the meals that you seek.

    Feed..Feed her.
    This mate that you court.

    Such a noble young man
    You dance and cavort.

    Sing..Sing sweet
    You and your friends

    I'll love your songs every morning
    'Til winter comes 'round again.

    Babies..Your babies
    I'll meet them come next year.

    When in the Fall, they'll alight on my porch
    And bring my morning's cheer.

    Cardinal..Oh, Cardinal
    I'm so glad you're here, you see.

    I knew your parents and now you have come
    Singing just for me....

  28. Lovely photos again, the brown sugar chew bread sounds intriguing, would you share the recipe. I am playing catch up blog reading after a few days off line.

  29. A little late but Merry Christmas! I enjoy looking at your blog. Have a wonderful New Year! Nancy

  30. Henny...I got a surprise in the mail today. I just LOVE it. :)Thank you so, so much. xo

  31. Henny Penny, If at all possible, would you be willing to share the chew bread recipe? It sounds like an old-fashioned southern recipe that would fit right in up here in the cold north. I like your porch door with the wreath. It says "Welcome, Merry Christmas."

  32. I'm looking up a chew bread recipe and making some soon! Thanks!

    Te escribo para desearte feliz aΓ±o nuevo.

  34. You are so welcome for the little scrubby, thank you for your thoughtful gift, what a surprise to get in the mail! Happy New year! Aloha


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