Category Archives: Holidays

A holiday blessing

There are pivotal points in each of our lives that change everything and take us in a different direction, showing us the world from an entirely new perspective. Sometimes these moments occur by happenstance, like when I rolled my truck almost exactly ten years ago and ended up having to give up office work because […]

My grandmother’s clock

After my grandmother died, I inherited her mantel clock. The clock itself isn’t anything really special — it’s more the sentimental connection with my grandmother who left it to me and with my mom and dad, who refinished the exterior and kept it for me when I was in college. It reminds me of home […]

More about Christmas trees — feeding your flock

In Wednesday’s post I discussed where to find trees and how to select them. After making sure your selected trees haven’t been sprayed with flame retardant and are not sporting tinsel or ornaments, you’ve brought the stash to your farm and you’re ready to feed your flock. But first, here are a few things to […]

Christmas tree insight — about the trees

Although the title of this blog may lead you to believe that I’ve been sitting here and having deep thoughts on the meaning of the holiday, this post and the next will actually address sheep and their love of eating Christmas trees. There are trace nutrients in evergreens that, I’ve been told, cannot be gotten […]

Christmas breath

I love visiting my sheep this time of year. Whether for feeding, checking them over, or tending a sick animal, whenever I get close to them, I get the distinct smell of Christmas. The aroma of evergreens hovers around them like the smell of liquor around an alcoholic—without the negative health effects, of course! Yes, […]