icicles and snow for New Year's

Icicles and Snow for New Year

Icicles and Snow for New Year

Chocolate Box Cottage Diary Vol. 2
Week 1: January 7, 2022

Happy New Year, everyone! We enjoyed an We enjoyed an incredibly beautiful white πŸ€β„οΈπŸ€ Christmas and New Year’s, in spite of Sam working 12 days straight, 10-14 hours a day. We took our Christmas in small bites, and it was good.

I hope your holidays were beautiful and blessed and that you are ready for πŸ’«new✨ things this year.

New challenges

New blessings🌷

New perspectives

New growth 🌱

Just wanted to share some pretty snow scenes before it all disappears. We have had several rainy days and warmer temps and the snow is rapidly melting!

It felt like a losing battle, but we kept shoveling to keep the driveway clear. There are no snow days for the snow plow operator!

I told Miriam this morning, “it’s not supposed to snow today!”

She looked out the window and rolled her eyes, “Mom, it’s snowing right now.”

My reply, “I know, but it’s not supposed to. Take comfort in that.”

icicles on the Cottage
Icicles on the Cottage eaves add sparkle and set off the iconic round window.

Could anything be more beautiful?

Daily winter egg harvest
Winter egg harvest

I am surprised the hens, both the chicken and duck variety, are laying during these short winter days. We are thankful for the eggs.

Snow gradually but surely smoothed out the landscape, erased the lily beds, rock-bordered ornamental plantings, steps, greywater stream, paths, and more. Meanwhile, icicles sprouted from the eaves and sparkled on sunshiny days. It’s a “marshmallow world” in the winter.

Jasper, none too sure of the snow, chooses his steps carefully.

Blessings to you on your 2022!

If you’d like, read about our White Christmas and very special Lefse Day with Cousins at Chocolate Box Cottage!

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