First and foremost, Mary and I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving from Fort Bragg, California!

That really sounds so strange for us to say. But here we are in the 11th state of our 50 state journey!

As we do every year, we want to continue our annual tradition of asking readers to let us know how and where they are celebrating Thanksgiving.

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Last year’s family photo from the farm. Next year, we will host a much anticipated and long-awaited 2020 Thanksgiving celebration with both of our extended families.

So as always, be sure to put where and how you will celebrate in the comment section at the end of the article.

It’s always exciting to see the many places and ways folks celebrate this wonderful day all across the country.

Looking Forward To Thanksgiving Dinner At The Farm In 2020!

For us, today is certainly a far cry from our usual big family Thanksgiving celebrations.

But although we are 2,458 miles from our family and farm today, we are certainly with them in spirit.

We are celebrating Thanksgiving in Fort Bragg, California. Quite a long way from our farm back in Ohio!

And moreover, excited to think that next year, we will be hosting a huge extended family Thanksgiving celebration at the farm. One that we have been dreaming of for the last 7 years!

Way back in 2013, when the farm had little more than a chicken coop and a few struggling fruit trees, we wrote an article hoping for the day we could host both of our large extended families for a Thanksgiving feast. See : 2013 Original Thanksgiving Article

Our hope was that with a few years of hard work, we could turn the land and into our home and homestead. And then celebrate by sharing a future Thanksgiving feast with both sides of our extended families together.

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Next year’s Thanksgiving celebration will be at the farm! It is a celebration 7 yeas in the making.

In the article, we listed the year 2020 as that magical future Thanksgiving date. And now that the farm has become a reality, it’s time to do the same with that dream.

It will certainly make for a magical 2020 Thanksgiving. An one we can hardly wait for!

With that said, the countdown for the big day is now one day closer!

Happy Thanksgiving from California! Jim and Mary. (And be sure to let us know in the comments below where and how you are celebrating this year!)

Happy Thanksgiving From California! Where & How Are You Celebrating?

20 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving From California! Where & How Are You Celebrating?

  • November 29, 2019 at 8:51 am

    We’re Nana & Papa. Giving thanks to God for our family and feast. Also an outrageous $10.00 gift exchange for crazy fun. Blessings to you both! Debra Gregory’ Mi.

  • November 29, 2019 at 1:51 am

    We spent our Thanksgiving in Bend, Oregon with my husband, our two daughters, one dtr-in-law, two grandsons, and a girl and boy great grand children. We had a ft. of snow out, and it was slippery and cold. Always warm, and happy to share a love filled family holiday with our loved ones.
    The conversation, food, and togetherness was wonderful. We are so blessed! Have always followed your blog, and loved watching your progress in each project! I thought you had sold your farm and moved to a new place in town? Glad you’ll still be with your followers NEXT Thanksgiving too! : )

  • November 28, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    I do not see anyone here yet from Phoenix Arizona. Actually my farm is in Queen Creek just south East of Phoenix. We had a big dinner with the kids and grandkids here at Sharing Life’s Abundance Farm. My family has followed your blog since day one. It is the only blog that I can get my husband to follow. Happy Thanksgiving to you. Please keep the posts coming.

  • November 28, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Chatsworth Georgia
    Thanking the Lord for His blessings with my family and eating a big feast.
    Happy Thanksgiving to y’all.

  • November 28, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    We are celebrating Thanksgiving in Prestonsburg, KY. That’s in Eastern KY, 120 miles S.E. of Lexington. We will have our children,Grandchildren and Great. We have several things to be thankful for , a new son-in law, 2 new great grand children and I’m (Jim) am in remission from cancer. We have so much to be truly thankful for. GOD is Good. Hope everyone on this site has a Blessed Thanksgiving.

  • November 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Celebrating (sort of) by myself, my dog and 120 head of cattle on my ranch in northern New South Wales, Australia

  • November 28, 2019 at 11:37 am

    I am so excited because I get to harvest my turmeric roots today, here in High Springs Florida, where the temp might reach 74 today!

  • November 28, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Celebrating with family & friends using your delicious recipes! God bless to you & yours.

  • November 28, 2019 at 11:11 am

    We live in North GA and will be going to our oldest son and daughter in law’s house about 2pm. They live just across the lake so not much travel. HA!! Our youngest son will not be there. He has to go to work this afternoon.

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING across the miles.

  • November 28, 2019 at 10:57 am

    I’m going to some friends’ home to celebrate, then leaving after dinner to go to the animal shelter where I volunteer. We’ll feed the cats their Thanksgiving dinner and do the evening chores there. After that, a few of us volunteers are going to a nearby place for a Thanksgiving drink. Hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful!

  • November 28, 2019 at 10:23 am

    We are without power since 2 pm yesterday but our trusty generator is working to cook 2 big turkeys in the ovens ( 1 stuffed and 2 plain since have relatives who cannot have bread) total 28 coming. We live 1 mile from Lake Michigan in Holland MI. Love your trip!

  • November 28, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you both. Celebrating today with family in NW Ohio.

  • November 28, 2019 at 10:14 am

    I am celebrating at home with my four youngest adult children. Food, fun and family is the best way to celebrate in N. Illinois. Happy Thanksgiving.

  • November 28, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Thankful for the inspiration you model for all of us. At home with my grown daughter who is vegetarian so no turkey for us today. Save a turkey … eat veggies!! LOL Dad/Husband passed 11 years ago already so holidays always seem a little less ‘magical’ despite our best efforts. Everyone has losses big and small and we are blessed to have a warm home and good food. Enjoy very much watching your trek as my husband and I did a 13,000 mile trip when we were 21 years old all around the USA with just our car and dog. Not cushy, but you must know now how memorable it was. Thanks again for sharing your life at home and on the road – very uplifting. Happy Thanksgiving and SAFE travels.

  • November 28, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Celebrating with my family today in Georgetown, Texas. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • November 28, 2019 at 9:48 am

    We all will be having Thanksgiving with the Family at one of the kiddo’s house in Westville, IN. Happy Thanksgiving, may you have a safe trip and GOD’s Blessings.

  • November 28, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Took us 4.5 hours to get out of our driveway in northern Wisconsin . (100 feet) But we made it mom’s in LA PORTE INDIANA . Are you guys going to be at the Wisconsin garden show in February ?

  • November 28, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Gladewater, Texas
    With our daughter, son-in-law, and grandson.

  • November 28, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to the 2 of you!!! Our plan for Thanksgiving was to be with our oldest daughter and family but … the South Dakota winter has changed our plans. We planned to head south with the 5th wheel to Arizona tomorrow, Friday but as you both know weather changes plans. So we are in the truck driving. Our first stop is Greeley CO to visit our youngest daughter and her family celebrating Thanksgiving on Saturday. Happy travels and stay safe.

  • November 28, 2019 at 6:50 am

    Hillsboro, KS and celebrating with family.

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