The snow also made for great wildlife viewing. Birds fluttered around the bird feeders adding splashes of red, blue and grays to the white scene. We’ve watched deer as they wonder through the hushed forest just beyond the yard. A large tom turkey, along with a dozen or so hens and adolescents, entertained us one morning as they scratched about in the field out front.
Fortunately the snow didn’t prevent our family, friends and neighbors from joining us at our annual tree trimming party. In fact this year the cabin was filled to capacity with kindred spirits and gleeful children all in the holiday mood. As is tradition we served chili with spaghetti and grilled cheese sandwiches, oyster stew and an assortment of homemade goodies; sugar cookies, fudge, peanut brittle, mulled cider and more. Children decorated the lower part of the large prickly cedar, which we cut here on the ridge, while the adults filled in the top branches with the handcrafted ornaments donated over the years by our party guests. Finally with the lighting of the tree, blue lights of course, Christmas officially arrived at Blue Antler Studio.
We hope you will take the time to nourish your spirit during this season and throughout the year.