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Oh my gosh...are you Byzantine Catholic?? I am...I can’t believe it..when I saw the first picture I saw the set up, and was taken aback, but thought how rare it is to see another church like this....unfortunately where I live now, there are no Byzantine churches and we go to Roman, which is fine, but I do miss the rituals and the old traditions. My hubby doesn’t miss the long masses ...lol. We are of the same faith but he wasn’t raised going to Byzantine so there isn’t the same appreciation. What wonderful pictures...we also called our church a Greek Catholic, so perhaps that’s what you are...or even Orthodox..they are basically the same....I’m just thrilled to see the cross! Merry Christmas!
Yep, lots of different kinds of Orthodox, Russian, Greek, Romanian, Georgian, Serbian, etc.. the one we go to is Antiochian Orthodox.
I shudder just thinking about it. It's 38f this morning at 7:30, but going into the 60s, just as yesterday. I happily forgo the white Christmas thing.
Yesterday was pretty much a routine day at my place. Was going to finish cutting the trees in the garden plot. As I poured gasoline into my chainsaw, it poured out equally quickly! Lots of luck finding a small engine repair shop open on Christmas day. So. Off comes the cover. (I really don't know beans about engines, but am ok at remembering how to put things back that I take apart.) Found the culprit. A fuel line had come off. But the space was too small for human fingers. Too small even for needle nose pliers. Oh, for a set of 10 inch hemostats! But, no. So. The carburetor had to come off. ??? How? Eventually got it off, still had to use needle nose to reach the fuel line, put back on, only to discover I had disconnected yet ANOTHER line in the process! Finally, after about 4 hours of head scratching and improvising I had a functioning saw again. Life on the farm! I only had time to cut 16 trees before dark. So, back to finish up (hopefully) today. Hope everyone else had a merry Christmas!

Sounds like a normal "if it can go wrong it will" kind of day!

On Monday as people were starting to get sick... we wanted to do a quick plow.... one 4-wheeler didn't have the battery put back in, the other wheeler kept stalling for mysterious reasons, and the plow truck wouldn't start at all!!!

We gave up.
 

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went and saw two houses today one you could tell needed foundation work the floor wasnt level and neither were several door frames and cracks everywhere that house is no away. the second house was small and cute had one acre with it but lots of surrounding farm land so possibly able to purchase more land later. the kids lived it they did not want to leave lol. should be two more houses at some point. we what happens.
 

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I think you'ld want to check on the possibility of more land before you bought. It would be a real bummer to want to add acreage and find out the land will be sold to a developer for WAY more $/acre than it would sell as farmland.

So... we are postponing the Christmas feast until children are fever free. :rolleyes:
Somehow I missed that your kids were sick, sorry to hear that. I hope recovery is quick and you and spouse don't get it.
 

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I'm glad neither of you got hurt. Hopefully it was a soft landing...
I don't recall, is Richie a Halflinger? Sometimes those really broad ones are harder to stay on bareback. Kind of like riding a slick barrel, lol.
Yes a haflinger... he isn't as wide as some but.... :hide I landed on my feet but she didn't. She got flung of my back as I fell forward, she was hanging on good. Probably my twisting to stay up didn't help.
 
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Somehow I missed that your kids were sick, sorry to hear that. I hope recovery is quick and you and spouse don't get it.

Spouse now has it too....

I called a friend that plows... begged to be put on his list... luckily he said he can cover us. So yeah.

He will plow tomorrow for everyone up here, and also make sure the church is plowed Saturday and Sunday.

Huge relief!!!!
 

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So my hubby started working on another part of the new chicken coop today! This thing is going to be 12” high! They will love it! We sold the mini pig on Christmas Eve...made a little profit...but with all the work Chris did to build her a special 4”x8room in the barn..with carpet and heat! Well, we lost money due to all of his labor. We’re going to take the room thing apart because it’s in the way of my beautiful barn..but there goes another day o& work. Anyway...it was sad to see the mini pig go, because she was adorable but I didn’t want a house pig...and she was like a puppy in here! And I do not have time for that! Plus she is wayyyy too delicate for this area...which the internet said nothing about. Oh well, she went to a good home. The two little girls have a babysitter who has a mini pig so they wanted one for a long time! :)
 

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We are back home, we had a nice Christmas at my sister's. First thing I did was to hug the dogs! We are so proud of our dogs, keeping the sheep safe. There is a brand new lamb that the bobcat could have grabbed, but thanks to Carson and our neighbor, she is still here. We love our dogs!
 

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with all the work Chris did to build her a special 4”x8room in the barn..with carpet and heat!
:lol: Carpet and heat for the pigs room? I'm not laughing at you. I'm laughing at memories. My exGF got me into this animal thing (then left). The coop has linoleum floors, curtains on the nest boxes, curtains on the ventilation windows, they have a swing. And I finally drew the line when she wanted me to make them a couch! (She was serious). :lol:
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:lol: Carpet and heat for the pigs room? I'm not laughing at you. I'm laughing at memories. My exGF got me into this animal thing (then left). The coop has linoleum floors, curtains on the nest boxes, curtains on the ventilation windows, they have a swing. And I finally drew the line when she wanted me to make them a couch! (She was serious). :lol:
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There are ladies on BYCthat make coops with curtains, etc...but, they only stay nice for a short time, I would imagine...he put the carpet down because the mini pig can only withstand 50’-80’ and needs to be go potty in he4 litter box...we didn’t want to ruin her for the people who would buy her from us...but it was very funny when he told me what he was doing!! :lol:
 

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:lol: Carpet and heat for the pigs room? I'm not laughing at you. I'm laughing at memories. My exGF got me into this animal thing (then left). The coop has linoleum floors, curtains on the nest boxes, curtains on the ventilation windows, they have a swing. And I finally drew the line when she wanted me to make them a couch! (She was serious). :lol:
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Can you fit many chickens in that coop? Looks smallish?
 

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