Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on November 20th, 2012 by Tonia 1 Comment

We’re jumping in the car tomorrow and whisking off to Chicago, where most of my extended family lives, for the holiday weekend. Looking forward to seeing the city all dressed up for the holidays {I love going downtown and looking at all the beautiful store window displays}, visiting with relatives, the traditional pre-Thanksgiving-feast flag football game with all my cousins, and of course THE FOOD! Is there anything better than an enormous homemade Thanksgiving feast, shared with family? Nope.

We’ve been rushing around this week, getting the homestead ready for its long sleep under the snow. The forecast is looking quite gray, and we expect it will snow while we’re gone. We harvested the last of the onions, carrots, potatoes, squash, and leeks– left in the ground a little longer because I swear they taste better after they’ve withstood a frost or two.

One thing we haven’t gotten around to yet: Butchering the turkeys. Their time will come when we return home. I’m envisioning a big turkey dinner with our friends here in Washburn sometime in early December. Until then, the turkeys are still alive. And very, very fat. I think they’re setting a record for longest living domestic turkeys, ever.

Have a wonderful holiday, readers! Travel safe, stay warm, and may the spirit of the season seep into your bones and tickle up your spine. I hope that, no matter your situation, you’re able to feel thankful for all the precious gifts of this life.

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