Month: December 2017

The Christmas Scale – Joy to the World

This is my all-time, very-favorite Christmas video. Since I post it every year, I guess you figured that out. If you have a piano around round your house, try playing the C scale. Start on middle C and… Read More

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Nativity Scenes

A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara I began collecting nativity scenes before the birth of our first child, Catherine. Beekeeper Brian was selling pens at craft fair booth and traded a pen for a wooden nativity set.  We… Read More

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Christmas Vocabulary – Deck the halls

This Christmas phrase is easy  to understand. When you say, “It’s time to deck the halls,” you mean putting out holiday decorations. But did you realize the phrase can be traced back to a 16th century Welsh drinking… Read More

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Cardinal Sightings

We see cardinals are everywhere during the holiday season—on Christmas cards and holiday wreaths and nestled in decorations. If you’re fortunate enough, you might catch a glimpse of one outside. The female is a soft, warm tan color… Read More

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Snow in Texas

A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara You might have seen recently on the national news that South Central Texas had an unusual snowfall. Last Monday it was sunny and warm. By Thursday evening, we had 4 inches of… Read More

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Christmas Vocabulary – Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

Mistletoe has always been a magical, mysterious, and sacred plant of folklore since the time of the Druids. This Christmas phrase refers to a tradition of kissing under a sprig of mistletoe that probably dates to the ancient winter… Read More

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Christmas Music – the Customs and Traditions

Christian tradition and the liturgical Church calendar recognize the Christmas season from sundown on December 24 (Christmas Eve) through Epiphany of the Lord (January 6). Most of us celebrated the single day, December 25. Songs of the season… Read More

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An Early Gift

A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara One of the nice things about living in one place for a long time is maintaining friendships.  My friend Greta and I have known each other since our oldest children were in… Read More

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Guest Author – Leeann Betts

Welcome guest author, Leeann Betts. She’s here to tell us about herself and her new release, In Search of Christmas Past. Leeann writes contemporary suspense, and has six titles in her cozy mystery series, By the Numbers, with… Read More

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Christmas Vocabulary – Bah, Humbug!

Christmas comes with its own vocabulary. I thought it’d be fun to share the origin and meaning of some of the more popular phrases like this one. Who wants to hear this phrase, which means disgust for the… Read More

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