It's been almost two weeks since we've been home now.  Still savoring the bliss of living and working at the lake for five months.  All the while, finishing long anticipated projects, falling into a daily rhythm and preparing for winter.  It doesn't feel like it yet, running around in t'shirts and bare feet, but it's coming, that much I know.  The old timers are saying it's going to be a tough one.  We'll see.  We're all feeling the pre-snow romanticism that makes us dream of hunkering down in the house, cozied up around the fire, a mug of tea, knitting, projects with the boys and a daily pot of soup on the stove.

I've been doing this for thirty eight years now and I'm no dummy.

All of these romanticized notions of winter will be out the door a week after the first staying snow, so I'm preparing... cleaning, clearing, sorting, and collecting what will help us all enjoy the long, dark days ahead.

* * * * *

I wrote this last week, but with all of the preparations, I completely forgot to post it.  Last night it snowed.  The wind blew fierce across the homestead and for the first time, in a long while, we had to get up at night to stoke the fire.  As predicted, we're reveling in the first signs of winter.

Today, I'm snuggled up on the couch with my boys knitting a batch of emergency hats.  When I heard snow was coming, we brought the box of woolens out, only to find that the barn cats managed to wiggle their way in and use it as a litter box.  I guess this will be a good way to clear out some of those left over bits of yarn I've been stashing away all year and get some new woolens to boot!

It's so good to be home.

p.s.  Thank you to everyone who sent us messages over the summer with curiosity and concern.  Unintentionally, we dropped off the face of the internet world {no signal at the campground, except for one spot on the bridge if the wind was blowing just right and you hopped on one leg!} and just spent the summer decompressing and enjoying each other's company.  I didn't even unpack my camera, only taking a few photos with my cell phone.  If you'd like to see how we spent the summer, I posted over on Instagram as @thesittingtreefarm.


  1. One of the finest stuff to read and to explore more interesting article. You can decorate it more with BeddingInn Coupons and get high quality interior stuff for home.

  2. คาสิโนออนไลน์ Online casinos that make the risk. Has come to the betting game. Online casino games. Online Roulette Online slots thirteen online poker slots Online Game Punch bouncing dice online And many other gambling games are comfortable every time they come into the game. The system is online in both. Computer screen, iPad, notebook, mobile phone, iPod, tablet for the player. Have come to the risky game. Simple At home every day, the player can gamble. Our simple. Anyone can play 24 hours a day.

    The players. Have fun playing gambling games. At home of the players themselves every day. Make a bet. Earn money every day at the player's house. We all have the bonus of our online casino online anyway. And if the risk. One of the most popular risks we recommend to the player. Get into our online casino 24 hours a day, I guarantee that the gambler. To earn money from the game. Of course we คาสิโนออนไลน์

  3. If you really facing an issues in AOL emails service, for more information visit AOL customer support. AOL Support Number

  4. Endless monetization channel.

    Royal1688 Online casinos offer an investment that will give you the fun of investing at home. Can be gambling throughout the day. There are plenty of profits. Where ever the bet is always full. Players will find simple gambling bets to play. Wherever you are, gambling is available 24 hours a day. When you come into contact with the bets, you will be able to play well with the full gambling gambling. It's easy to play with our one of the top gaming websites.

    In addition, our website is also very interesting to gamble to give players a lot of return. There is one easy way to earn more money. Give a lot of daily returns. People who want to gamble and play gambling are easy to get real money into their pockets every day. We can make it to play all the way to make more money on our website that you are interested in using our services, you can subscribe here, investors will not be disappointed of course. at all Royal1688

  5. Really I am glad when see your latest post, this is awesome.
    iPhone customer support number

  6. I really love your article it is very important to us. Thanks for sharing this useful information with us, keep updating us. windows tech support

  7. If you are facing any problem regarding Ms Office then we are here to help you. We provide full assistance regarding MS Office. Visit us to know more .

  8. lovely post.i am glad to read your post.a user can access Gmail and Yahoo services from their computers and from their phones too. Both services are very useful and both of them have their special featuresFor any problem regarding Gmail, click on
    gmail support

  9. I like your post its very useful for me and I follow your all post .I am waiting for your next essential article. Chrome Customer Service

  10. Most of the people face problems in the products when the products are not able to work properly. If this happens then visit us for more inquiry and support.
    iphone contact number

  11. I have to state with respect to this article,
    Thanks For Sharing This Article
    Sally Kapoor is a young and beautiful Chandigarh based Model who has experience working in Dating and Relationship services. I am a fan of fitness, fashion, and dance.
    I’m also interested in yoga and travel. Sally Kapoor providing best Chandigarh Dating and relationship services.You can visit my website and know more about my services

    Mohali Escorts Services,
    Escorts in Jaipur,
    Escorts Zirakpur,
    Shimla escorts,
    Jaipur Call Girls.,
    Chandigarh Escorts Services,
    Agra Escorts,
    Chandigarh Escorts Blog,
    Chandigarh Escorts Information,
    Escorts services in Chandigarh

  12. Hello, Very excellent, This is very asking, important and well-known brief material. I like it. the necessary to you. thanks to develop up kinds of this brief considering us.http://www.greenclassifieds.in/ | http://www.jabraa.in/ | http://www.bloggrs.in/ | http://www.postarticle.in/ | http://www.postescortblog.in/ | http://www.postescortcontent.in/ | http://www.timetoblog.in/ | http://www.addpostcontent.in/

  13. very impressive...........i am totally fan of yours creativity..thanks for sharing.


    Jaipur escorts

    Jaipur escorts services

    independent jaipur escorts

    female escorts in jaipur

    escorts in jaipur

  14. Hello, Very excellent, This is very asking, important and well-known brief content. I like it. the necessary to you. thanks for developing up up kinds of this brief considering us. Escort in Delhi | Beautiful Companion in Gurgaon, | Delhi Model Companion Service | Independent Call Girls in Gurgaon

  15. I thank you for the information! I was looking for and could not find out. You helped me!
    Independent Escorts in Delhi |
    Royal Delhi Escorts Service |
    Delhi Hot Babes

  16. I like this publish. I have got such an upright alternatives from here. I am going to protected your blog site website this is very useful. Thanks