|From back left there's Rose, Tux, Julie, and Jack. Then Ghost in rear and Molly up front.|
As you can see, our inside cats do gather by the Aga when the weather gets chilly. We had our first day of below freezing (I think it got to 31), and the cats were huddling by the warm Aga (all 6 of them). We do need a bigger rag rug (DIL made this one). But it is funny to watch all 6 try to get on it. (Sorry for the quality of these shots, but I took them with my phone... and they seem a bit *foggy*)
As for the outside cats, we put up the heat lamps on the back porch and the mamas even brought their babies to lie on the wrought iron table/chairs under the lamps (they are smart mamas).
Next are just a few shots of the Christmas angels and elves that have begun taking their places around the house as the holidays get nearer.
|Christmas angel in everyday cup cupboard|
|Christmas salt and pepper shakers|
|Christmas cats sitting with brown betty|
|Another Christmas elf having his own tea|
And last our sad Grandfather clock without it's face...
That's about my news for today. As you can see, I've started putting out a few Christmas things here and there.
At the moment I'm in the middle of cooking some Chicken and Sausage Okra Gumbo. I watched Chef John Besh cook some seafood gumbo this morning the way my MIL used to make it... with tons of blue crab, shrimp, sausage, and oysters in it... and it made me want gumbo. I love seafood gumbo, but unless it is made right (like at home in Louisiana), I don't order it... and have never tried to make it myself. But we do like Chicken and Sausage Okra gumbo, so I decided to make that today.
Have a great week! ; )