We finally found Turkey Lurkey, or should I say my oldest son found him. My boy and this particular turkey had a special bond and finding his death location was terrible. To say we all miss him is an understatement.
Last night we had a wonderful time at my youngest sons preschool Christmas program. Santa even came with a gift for each child. Seeing my little ones eyes when Santa walked in the room in the middle of dinner was , well, priceless.
He even got to stand next to the new woman in his life. In case you are wondering my sweet little man is completely and utterly in love with Vivian and she is a fine pick if I may say so myself.
I was shocked that my boy got up in front of everyone and sang and danced. Such public displays are usually his brothers domain. I guess when you have the woman of your dreams by your side you can do anything.
But why does it seems that good and bad always come hand in hand. As we left for our really rockin' party with the man in red himself we had a loss. Turkey Lurkey is missing, there is no sign of him and we are all beside ourselves. His loss would be a deep cut to our lovely family and we keep hoping he will turn up.
I don't know what about my house attracts such strange things, but here is a new one.
Today a simple thing happened. The UPS man tried to deliver a package. Now one might think his biggest worry would be the dog, but no not here on Skunky Acre. One has to watch their back against all sorts of attacks when treading on our property,apparently. You see our drive way was covered in ice and snow so the UPS man did not want to pull his truck in. Instead he parked on the road and walked down. A simple move one may think, but it was the wrong one for him. Mohawk Mike our low ranking, feather headed rooster was right on that one. He was convinced that he needed to protect our house and all of its occupants from this person who was obviously up to no good. Yes, that is right our rooster attacked, with full force mind you, a delivery man. That poor guy. He just tossed the package and ran......God only knows what stories he told when he got back to headquarters. In fact I wonder if we will ever get a package delivered to the deck again or if they will just throw them from the truck as they pass.
This year I have had a heck of a time getting into the Christmas spirit. I don't know if it is the lack of snow ( usually it comes by Thanksgiving at the latest), doing a good deal of my shopping on the internet, or the decrease in everyones budget but I have been having a hard time getting in the mood. Today ,I believe ,it is all turning around. The family and I all headed out to the store to try to get some shopping done and to try to grab a few supplies before a big storm hit. We did not make it. Right in the middle of our errand running the storm hit and then the fun started. We ran through the grocery store to lay in a few things and rushed home, all the while listening to Christmas music ( which I have not been able to find until today because someone around here " borrowed" it) and enjoying the snow.
What a difference snow makes.
We stopped at the post office and all the internet orders had come. We had a big teetering pile of boxes. Now I just want to drink hot chocolate with a roaring fire. Goofy, I know, but fun.
I can't believe I have not made a post since November, and then I only made one post in a whole month. I do sincerely make an apology, and I promise to be better this month. These cute little monkeys are the reason for my absence. I particularly like how the middle one ( my youngest) has begun making that same face for any picture. Isn't it just lovely !
Now let me catch you up on our lovely little lives:
We had a wonderful holiday. The whole family came out and we all shoe horned into my house. We had a great time visiting, going to movies, eating turkey, the whole works. It was really great to see my little niece. She is growing up so fast and I only have so many days a year to spoil her.
We also are in the middle of a raccooning. We have traps out but no occupants yet. Fortunately we have not lost any chickens, but we are on the look out. A family of around 7 raccoons can not be up to any good in my yard at night. Especially since my oldest caught them waiting in a tree, hoping that we would forget to lock up the chicken house just one night. I do think they would get a surprise when they went fishing for a nice sweet chicken and got a handful of turkey.
On a really exciting note...... We now qualify for a free calender from the feed store. A special moment in every girls life, I know. We received ours yesterday and it took me a while to absorb the fact that we actually purchase enough stuff from a feed store for them to consider us good customers and send us a calender. Are we cool or what.
Located at 6700 feet above sea level, Skunky Acre Farm is the home of farm fresh eggs, several different varieties of apples and cherries, with dogs, cats, and our two free range boys. We moved from the city to the country and are living the good, if not a little crazy, life.