Merry Christmas Eve!

Merry Christmas Eve from all of us at the farm!!


holidays with a-peel

Some know it as the season of light. Others, the season of giving. But for many of you, it’s the season of citrus and fruitcake. You’re probably already compiling ingredient spreadsheets and collecting addresses for the lucky ducks who will get a family fruitcake, right? But what’s that you say? You’re not making the candied citrus peels from scratch? Well, why not?!

Okay, so you might be saying, MaryJane, I’ll be darned if I’m going to give myself one extra project when I can just buy them at the store. But have another look at that candied peel lining store shelves right around now. Doesn’t it look a little bright? Doesn’t it seem a little soggy? Doesn’t it taste a bit … fake? In a blindfolded test, I’ll bet you’d be hard-pressed to distinguish it from a gummy bear …

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Gone Sledding!

Our pup, Walker, leads the way with Daddy and me behind him and Mama and Mia bringing up the rear.

 We may have thought the hill was a little steep to walk up, but it was a blast coming down!

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Bake Cookies Day

In honor of Bake Cookies Day yesterday, the 18th of December, my Mom and sister and I celebrated!

We enjoyed them with a cold glass of milk fresh from Nanny Jane’s cows. MmmMmm!

P.S. The butter in the cookies was also from Nanny Jane’s cows. So delicious.

Today’s Recipe: Chocolate-covered Chestnuts

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost nipping on your nose,
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe,
Help to make the season bright.
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow,
Will find it hard to sleep tonight.

They know that Santa’s on his way;
He’s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh.
And every mother’s child is going to spy,
To see if reindeer really know how to fly.

And so I’m offering this simple phrase,
To kids from one to ninety-two,
Although its been said many times, many ways,
Merry Christmas to you!

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Today’s Recipe: Bacon & Egg Cups

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