Hey Yall! And welcome to Our Front Porch! So glad Yall could drop in and spend some time with Us today. Hope Your 12 Days of Christmas are blessed. Ours sure have been so far. Yall know how much I love this ole Ranch House….well I love it even more when its filled with loving Family and good Friends. God is good!
I got to show Yall this picture of Our sweet little Church. Its a small Church but its full of some mighty good people and We are so thankful to call many of Them Friends. I really loved the Christmas Wreathes on the Church’s Front Doors. My Momma could make the most beautiful wreathes and floral arrangements. Sadly though, She did not pass that talent on to Me. I am lucky enough to still have a couple of arrangements She did for Me. I sure do treasure them.
I wanted to show Yall these pictures We took on Christmas Day too. The first is of the Christmas Full Moon. We took this one from the front steps of the Ranch House. Looking at that moon sure filled Me with hopes for a good and Blessed upcoming year. The other is one of the beautiful Carolina Jasmine Vines We have blooming on the fence by the driveway. Yall know of course that this is Our State Flower, but not many folks know that All parts of this plant are very poisonous. The sap may cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals. Deer and rabbits will not eat it. I still cannot get over this weather and how warm its been. You know We are so lucky, We have many established flowers, trees and shrubs on the Ranch that have been here for many years. Like the beautiful Azaleas, Camelias, and Magnolias. If Yall follow Us on Pinterest, We have several Boards about the Ranch that cover the different Flowers and Shrubs We have here, as well some of Our favorite Recipes, Antiques, Projects and Hobbies, etc. You’ll see why We always have something going on around here too.
Oh Yall! I got to show Yall what Shawn and the Kids got Me for Christmas. It has the forced air fan too! I am so excited! Yall know I was real upset when Our only broody hen, Checkers, fell prey to that sorry fox that was raiding Our chicken coop. We have 2 hens and Ashley (She is more of a pet) and They are such poor sitters. Well now We can hatch the eggs. We don’t have a turner so I have to turn the eggs daily myself, but I am NOT complaining. Shawn built Us a nice brooder last spring and We haven’t had the chance to use it yet. Maybe this time next year We will have enough laying hens to sell the eggs.
Yall know a lot of Yall ask questions about the Ranch and the stuff We have goin on. We are always so happy to hear from Yall. Our Way of Life is very simplistic to some Folks. That’s true I suppose. Compared to some We are a bit old fashioned. Life is what You make it. And think how boring it would be if We were all exactly the same. When its all said and done, All any of Us can do is the best We can, and hope to make some really good lasting memories along the way.
Yall come back and visit Our Front Porch again real soon. Always a special treat to have You spend time with Us. ~Love from the Ranch~