Friday, January 9, 2009

A couple things...

I've been meaning to publicly thank Jenny Wren for the nice surprise I got from her for Christmas! I mean just the package was a treat in itself...who gets a parcel from the Royal Mail everyday...well besides people in England!That was so cool!
But there was even more fun things inside including a beautiful wildlife calendar... this fantastic book of British Birds, which I use regularly while reading Jenny http://wrensnaturenotebook.blogspot.com/, Adrian http://colesbournewildlife.blogspot.com/ and Roy's http://fenlandwalker.blogspot.com/ blogs...and a big piece of organic hazelnut and raisin chocolate that didn't even last long enough to get a picture of....sorry Jenny!!
Thank you so much for these wonderful gifts my friend!


The other thing I wanted to mention was, that yesterday was the day I've been dreading since we sold the tractor.
Luckily I had guilted my birthday daughter into helping me shovel out this nearly 300' driveway. Well there was the guilt, the fact that I blackmailed her by saying "no work, no more gifts" oh and that little problem she has by not owning a Subaru that can drive through any size snowbank! Ha Ha!!!

That took us all day, most of which was cloudy, but this beautiful hint of sun kept us going. Thank you to Rachel, that was fun!In the last few hours the temp started to drop. But the sunset was fantastic.

This morning it's -9 degrees as I type. So glad we got that finished yesterday and it didn't blow in during the night.

17 comments:

Salix said...

Good for you to have Rachel on hand - but I guess that she'll be gone next week? for her new job.
I am soooo happy to have both a snow blower, a tractor (and a husband who is able to handle both).
Hope that you have a good neighbour with a tractor when it gets really bad!

Shellmo said...

What great gifts you got! Please don't hurt yourself shoveling all that snow - now I'm worried! maybe the guineas need some shovels too! ha,ha!
The sunset was spectacular!

Carolynn said...

Now, that's hard work made easier with two. That night sky looks like it's on fire. Spectacular!

BTW, I really do adore your guineas.

Mary said...

What wonderful gifts and I know you will make great use of them :-) I think you should have kept the tractor until winter was over...what a drive to shovel! How wonderful that your daughter helped and a late Happy Birthday to her! That sunset is beautiful and after all that work, a deserved bit of beauty to end the day.

Bird Girl said...

What is more fun than getting a surprise package in the mail?? Nothing! How fun - love the calendar AND the Bird Book! Very cool!
Wow...you really do need a tractor, girl!!!

Jenny said...

Hi Evie, that Royal Mail did a pretty good job to get that package to you on time....just! Glad to see the calendar straightened out.....just! (-:
Phew! That driveway is waaaaay long. I guess that must've kept you warm (looking on the sunny side up) (-:

Kerry Hawkins said...

The sunset photos are very beautiful even though it is so cold out

Denise said...

Wow, that's a lot of shoveling and a lot of exercise. Pats on the back to Rachel and to you for tackling it. Sure looks pretty though, great photographs.

Sandy said...

Wow, those bottom photos with the barn and the snow and the sunset, just beautiful!!!

That's a lot of hard work, oh my aching back.

and..

Nice surprise you got in the mail.

Denise said...

Forgot to say what a lovely surprise from Jenny, how sweet of her to send it to you but then as the old saying goes, it takes a sweetie to recognize a sweetie :)

Leedra said...

I cannot imagine shoveling my driveway (about the same length). Glad I am in Tennessee, where when it does finally snow it does not give us much.

Love the next to the last photo.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

-9??? That is so not right. I would crack into a million pieces if I lived anywhere so cold. Brrrr.
What a lovely package and a lovely friend to send you such fun things.

Rachel is a good girl. She is her mom's daughter, after all. :-)

Roy said...

I am glad Jen sent you that book Evie, this means there will be a test photo sent you every so often to ID the bird.???

Eve said...

Thanks for stopping everyone...we're supposed to get more snow, I may have to break down and call someone to plow!!

Roy I would love the challenge!!

The Birdlady said...

Love your gift - love your photos of the snow, but honestly, don't love the snow.

Stacey Huston said...

You are a very lucky woman.. hope it warm up for you soon..

Wrensong Farm said...

What a great gift! AND by Royal Mail!!
After dealing with our snow of late I'm not so sure I want to live where there is snow all winter and minus degree temperatures....wouldn't be bad if you could just stay inside where it was warm only venturing out to take pictures! :)