'Tis the Season

‘Tis The Season

This post was written during the Christmas season 2017

‘Tis the season for frosty mornings, frozen water tanks, snow on the ground, chopping ice in the dams for cows, and watching steam roll off of the cows as they gather around to eat.

Taking care of animals gets more challenging this time of year. But, I welcome the challenge, because it also means...

Snowmen with the girls when the snow is just right, rosy cheeked girls asking for hot chocolate after gathering eggs, wearing my favorite wild rags and a cup of something hot to warm up my hands!

I love the frost around my gelding’s nose, noticing the footprints of different animals in the snow, and letting the scents of the season bring back memories of holidays in the past.

Late fall and winter mornings might start with caring for animals, but continue with the enjoyment that comes with sharing the work and fun as a family, continuing old traditions and making new traditions.Here is a recipe for one of my favorite seasonal scents:

Put your favorite small pot on the stove!

In it, put:

2 whole cloves

2 cinnamon sticks

1 thinly sliced orange

About 1/2 to 1 cup of whole cranberries

Add water to cover. Turn the stove to low.

Side note: If you have evergreen bows, you can add a small sprig of evergreen to the pot too! Enjoy!