Sunday, January 7, 2018

Hello 2018!

First of all, let me say Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy any other holiday you may celebrate!  It's been a while since I've been here and I am not happy about that.

My new job is keeping me busier than I expected, but it's a good thing as I am enjoying the new job quite a bit. Husband has been in his off season at work, so he has been around home more often, and of course leaving me with less time to be on the computer.

We are in the middle of quite a cold snap, but most of the country is. The chickens are getting along fine, although not laying many eggs for us. We have been buying eggs for a couple weeks now. I typically pick up eggs at the country store up the road, which are from a local farmer. But, there have been a couple times when I have had to pick them up in town. Wow... I didn't realize how used I have become to farm fresh eggs! I value my chickens a whole lot more right now!

Rest of the critters are all good. Dogs are the adorable cuteness they always are. Cat's are enjoying their cozy life. With this bitter cold, we have let the barn cats into the basement, so they are content and purring up a storm.

Food. I'm cutting back and cleaning up the diet. Things got a little out of control in 2017, so it's time to re-evaluate habits. I've been cutting back on the carbs, without cutting them out entirely. Cookies, oh my... there was so many cookies last month... So, husband is on rations and enjoying the cookies I put in the freezer to keep them out of my reach.

My blog goal for this year is two recipes a month. One cookie recipe, that will help keep me baking which keeps husband happy, and readers happy also! And, a special young man named Atticus who looks forward to my cookies. With the closing of the Fill the Cookie Jar group, I need to get on my own schedule. And then for the second recipe, I want to share a recipe with a healthy twist.

And pictures! I seriously need to get outside and take more photo's! When's the last time I shared an update from the farm. Better time management folks, better time management is needed in my life!

Be warm!!


  1. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones, Kris! Gooooooood to see you update the blog :-)) I too had way too much cookies too and need to cut some unhealthy carbs too.

  2. Good to hear from you again. Yes the holiday season can be busy, busy, busy. I didn't make any Christmas goodies this past year so I'm hoping to do some throughout the year too. I didn't know Fill The Cookie Jar stopped, how sad. Anyway I look forward to your recipes and hearing about life on the farm.

  3. Happy New Year! Stay warm and safe! One night it went down to -20! I made my dog pee on newspapers! Lol.

  4. Happy New Year! Stay warm and safe! One night it went down to -20! I made my dog pee on newspapers! Lol.

  5. Really cute pictures!

  6. Hi,
    Atticus will be thrilled!!!! And me too! :-)

    I am looking forward to an update from the farm.

  7. Happy New Year, Kris. Glad the new job is working out. About to go for a swim. Cheers from CAroles Chatter

  8. Hi Kris, so glad your new job is working out. I don't get much done when my husband is home either, not sure why? love the pic with your dogs they are so adorable. I was sick for 4 days straight, only ate 5 crackers, and lost a total of one pound, lol. Take care, Cheri

  9. The animals do look like they are getting along well and I hope you are too! If you ever want people to post with, we've always got some sort of something going on. You are welcome to join in the fun any time... just let me know! <3 Take care!

  10. So nice to see you back, Kris, and catch up on all your news. Looking forward to the cookies :-)

  11. you have so many cute animals. :)
    happy new year!

  12. Happy New Year! Always love seeing pics of your little animals! My goal is to get back to week or at least by Feb 1st! SLOW MOVING!