This picture pretty much sums up the temperatures here in Oregon. Everything outside is frozen solid. I suppose we'll now call this the bird's ice skating rink.
These ice puddles are also everywhere at the vineyard property where we continue to work even though conditions outside are less than favorable. It's supossed to be colder tomorrow, sixteen I think...yikes.
However, all the holiday decorating is done so that is one major stress relief. Here is my favorite ornament, which is much larger than it appears...he-he.
Since we celebrate Christmas and Hannukah, the house is overall very festive. I love this cheesy electric menorah as much as the Christmas trees.
My boys did get some bowling in at Walnut City Lanes for a birthday party. They loved it of course.
And I finally stopped at my one of my favorite family farms in town, Schmidt Farm, and picked up my roasted hazelnuts, walnuts and prunes for holiday baking. When I walk in this place the warmth and smell of the hazelnuts roasting send me into a buying frenzy. If that's their marketing plan, it works.
I killed my poinsettias. I have always kept them outdoors...in California. So without thinking it through, I put them outdoors here in Oregon. Needless to say, they don't like 20 degree temperatures. I don't blame them.
And I bought more, new holiday teas!!
I also finally started our Noble Pig Vineyards Facebook page, join us if you haven't already!!
How was your weekend?
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