~Let It Snow~

 

Wishing this snow would last until Christmas.

Wishing this snow would last until Christmas.

We have had a beautiful snow and it helps make this season bright!!  We finished all of the butchering and the bacon has been smoked and packaged in the freezer.  Yum!  It turned out really good.  It’s been fun cooking with a whole variety of meats.  As you can imagine, there have been a whole lot of potatoes served as well.

Fred smoked 50 pounds of bacon using apple wood.

Fred smoked 50 pounds of bacon using apple wood.

Fred’s red neck smoker unit.  Don’t laugh; it works great!  He likes to make things out of just about anything laying around the farm.

Fred was smoking the bacon late into the night after a long busy day on the farm. To him it is fun!!

Fred was smoking the bacon late into the night after a long busy day on the farm. To him it is fun!!

My girls are busy making our Christmas treats and the house has smelled simply terrific!  I’m bound and determined not to test anything until Christmas Eve and day.

Christmas baking, stuffed donuts.

Christmas baking, stuffed donuts.

Ginger bread cookies will taste delicious with a good cup of coffee or cocoa.

Ginger bread cookies will taste delicious with a good cup of coffee or cocoa.

The girls and I took a four hour road trip down to Nebraska last week.  We were blessed to see Clayton’s fiancé, Angelica, perform at her Senior recital at Wayne College.  What a fun trip and it was really an awesome performance.  Can’t wait for the wedding in May!

Angelica, deep in concentration at her Senior recital.

Angelica, deep in concentration at her Senior recital.

Talk about farm fresh! Tomorrow we are going to shuck some of the popcorn below and turn it into popcorn balls to be enjoyed on Christmas Day.  It’s nice and dry on the front porch and has served us well as a healthy, organic treat.

Pop corn on a winter porch.

Pop corn on a winter porch.

Silvana is home again for a while at least! We had such a fun time out in Wyoming in spite of the snowy weather.  She gave us a tour of the ranch and we were amazed at how lovely it was.  There were Elk everywhere.  It was a rare occasion….Fred came with us and I think he actually enjoyed himself.   There is no place he’d rather be than at home on his farm.

Elk hanging out on the side of the road.

Elk hanging out on the side of the road.

A happy reunion! Fred, Silvana, Marisa and Frenchy out in Wyoming.

A happy reunion! Fred, Silvana, Marisa and Frenchy out in Wyoming.

 

Life is good!

Decking the walls with bells.............

Decking the walls with bells………….

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About Callens Honey Farm

We live on a small family farm located in S.W. Minnesota, near the South Dakota border. The source of our honey is from white and red clover. The honey appears as liquid gold in color. Our honey is extracted using a hand cranked centrifugal force extractor. Then the honey is screened once into a holding container from which we later fill the small honey bottles. We do not heat treat the honey nor add any other ingredients. Pure and natural is our Minnesota honey! What could taste better?
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7 Responses to ~Let It Snow~

  1. Fran Syl De Baere says:

    This is so awesome, what a great post!! Your kids are growing up so fast, and so beautiful also. You are so lucky to have such an awesome loving family. Your future daughter in law is awesome, I just cannot imagine having all the great times you have, we had about half of that, with all the crop work and milking dad had to do, and still all the other wonderful preservatives we also did, but not all you can do. no time for our own processing etc. too much other work. live is good for you, and your family is spreading out. what took silvania to Wyoming?? Great to see you got to go to Omaha. when do you get it all done, and still have computer time?? wow. Merry Xmas and God’s continued blessings to all of your family. Syl Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2015 01:50:47 +0000 To: franscom@msn.com

    • Hi Syl….thanks for stopping by. We do have our share of fun and a whole lot of work. Silvana was out working on the NX Bar ranch north of Sheridan, Wyoming. Hope you and yours all have a wonderful Christmas. I like to remember Harry and Marie….God bless, Sandra

  2. Francesca says:

    Awesome post Mom!!!
    Makes me miss Wyoming though! 🙂

  3. How lovely! Did the snow last? We just got a sprinkling, and it is supposed to be WARM starting Monday — such an odd winter!
    Love you tons — Beth

  4. Aunt Anet/Uncle Jimmy says:

    Beautiful pictures…colorful and delicious looking Christmas cookies…beauty abounds in your neck of the woods…and beyond. Hugs and kiss to everyone! Keep sharing. XOXOXOXO

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