I've had my creche set up, but I wanted a little cave-like setting for it so I glued some bark together from an elm log. I like the result. Rustic, just as I would imagine it. Hazel Peach enjoys playing with these figurines, and I let her since they are unbreakable resin. They are very small -- just 2.5 inches tall. I talked with her about Baby Jesus and she said, "Paci and blankie," and pretended to hand him the things a baby needed. My heart melted.
Our annual bull sale is now complete and we are so grateful for the farmers and ranchers who chose our bulls to help proliferate their herds. They are a good and generous people with big hearts and hearty laughs. It was good to shake hands with many of them that day.
The sun is low in the sky now and it shines straight into my kitchen and dining room windows in the afternoon. I love its warm glow upon everything it touches. Especially my face.
The Holly & the Ivy carol, another of my favorite carols.