The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, but in our little Farm house, it is more like.... The tree was placed and decorated, while the bear was unpacked and inflated. . I LOVE this time of year. I love to decorate, decorate and decorate some more. I was very excited to think I now have two places to decorate. Now to talk the hubby into this thought. Honestly, it didn’t take much. It was a simple task which took 15 minutes.(decorating and inflating that is) We have a tree up and a new resident living at the farm. We will call him Bear.. Bear came to us a few years ago at a party we were attending and asked us for a place to stay. At the time we really didn’t have a nice place to house him, so he lived in our basement comfortably for a few years. When he heard we had a farm, well it only made sense to allow him to take up residency. He is a night bear, so he plans on sleeping during the day and staying up most of the night. ( I could continue but I won’t) Tomorrow we have the DNR coming out to the farm to give us advice on forestry management. We are looking forward to this. We have so many questions and can’t wait for some answers. We really want to get the woods healthy for now and in the future. We are also planning on planting our own evergreens for future cutting. We also think we might have found a little gold mine on the property, but won’t know until we can ask someone. If so, we will share pictures and plans. Fingers crossed. With the weather being what it is this weekend, we may be able to get some burning done. We want to burn off the fields starting with the field to the south of the house. We are hoping for a sledding party this winter and this is the field for it, but we NEED snow. Sorry, this girl is hoping for snow, snow and more snow. Yes you will all be invited for a fun time sledding. It is always fun to go out to the farm in the evening. The wildlife is spectacular.(from a distance that is) Tonight we saw a handful of dear and the howling of coyotes or???? (Love that question mark) Can’t wait for summer and to have those campfires and enjoy the view from the hill. May you all have a Very Merry Christmas and a very blessed New Year.