What was behind the door at 7pm last night?
A quick excited hug before tentatively opening the door. Expectant faces all round.
Someone had lit the Christmas (bay) tree lights…who was that? It wasn’t you and it wasn’t me?
Oh, it’s so exciting. What’s this? A parcel in brown paper and tied with string. It says Special Delivery.
Back in the warmth to look inside.
The excitement couldn’t be contained.
It was Neville the Elf! He’s brought Nancy along with him, his Elf mate.
They even brought a gift to remember the first Christmas on the smallholding. It’s a hessian bag with names on it. One for Grace and one for Jack.
Time to sit back and relax, taking in the magic of Christmas.
Day 2 star:
In smallholding news…..
We have pests. Rats and moles.
The rats need to go. Easier said than done, especially living next to water.
The mole hills are going to be added to the vegetable beds. As long as they stay at the orchard, we’re ok. If they move to the field, that will cause problems. Hooves and holes mean a vets bill when they get stuck in the mid gallop.