Christmas decorating and the full force of Winter came alive this past week! A mid-week snowfall and the Christmas season collided for a beautiful scene at the farm. What a way to wrap up the last month of the year in our first year at the farm.

We thought it would be the perfect time to take the camera out and share a few photos while the snow fell and the Christmas decorations go up. We hope you enjoy!


Christmas DecoratingThe falling snow begins to coat the homemade wreath on the side of the house. Mary used an old wire form to create the wreath from a few strands garland and ornaments we had from our old house.
Christmas decoratingOur first Christmas Tree in the house! The higher ceilings allowed for a taller tree – and now a ladder to decorate!

christmas decorationsThe Old World Garden sign post overlooks the farm below with a fresh coat of snow. In the future, we hope to make a few more wreaths to hang from each of the posts that line the driveway.

Christmas decorationsThe barn doors and bench are covered in snow, lightly covering the JOY sign created from pallets.
Christmas decorationsOrnamental grasses covered in snow make for a beautiful winter scene. We keep our grasses up through the late fall and early winter to provide a bit of protection for the birds and small animals that stick around.
Christmas decorationsThe view from our front door to the road. There is nothing like a fresh coat of snow to make it feel like Christmas!
Although it may be snowing outside – the chickens are nice and cozy in their coop! We probably need to add a few Christmas decorations to the coop to let them know Christmas is here!
Christmas decorationsWith a bit of snow on her head, jazzy nudges her head into the door of the coop to “check” on the chickens.

christmas decorationsThe view from the back porch of the farm below.
Christmas decorationsThe view looking back. So far the house seems to be holding up well to Winter’s fury.The pergola is covered in a thick coating of snow. In the background, the garden waits patiently for Spring.
Christmas DecorationsThe McMahon Pepper basket covered in a coat of snow. The dark red peppers give a Christmas feel to the barn patio area.

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Christmas Decorating And Winter At The Farm – In Photos

12 thoughts on “Christmas Decorating And Winter At The Farm – In Photos

  • December 20, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Curious what is on the big blank wall inside? Did you come to a decision? Thanks for sharing your lives with the world which isn’t quite as big as we thought. Blessings for the season.

  • December 19, 2016 at 5:21 am

    Gorgeous! Brought a tear to my eye xxx

  • December 18, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Thank you for taking the time to share all this with us. I look forward to your posts every week and have learned so much from you.

    And….that wreath! High five! It just MAKES the outside of your already amazing home!

    Merry Christmas!

  • December 18, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Again another amazing view of your lovely farm. Thank you for sharing and may you too have a very Blessed Christmas. Looking forward to what the New Year will bring from your farm!

  • December 18, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Had to change email due to the yahoo hack but sure did miss getting the updates. Rainy and 60 in NC today so a bit jealous
    Of the Christmas weather you’re having! Merry Christmas and God bless you all!

  • December 18, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Really like the tall Christmas tree. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. You are so blessed!

  • December 18, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Merry Christmas to you,we have a little snow ñ Okla. and cold.

  • December 18, 2016 at 11:04 am

    You must be overjoyed. Just wait until next Christmas when you have had more time to decorate.
    How do keep the chickens warm?

  • December 18, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Drew my breath in at the huge Christmas tree! Mostly want to say “thank your for sharing and seeing the beauty of the season”. Makes me slow down and think more about that.

  • December 18, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Beautiful! Christmas definitely has come to the farm

  • December 18, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Absolutely beautiful.

  • December 18, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Love all the pictures you share on your blog. I have enjoyed all your adventures over the years. You two amaze me with all your hard work and get it done attitude. Thanks and enjoy your Christmas!

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