our home on a snowy day

Jay's shop and the chicken coop

chicken coop - Betty is posing at the gate

the barn

Doesn't it feel like Christmas was a few weeks ago?  I'm not sure why this felt like such a long week, but it certainly did.

This weekend's theme was snow.  The photos above were taken during our snow storm on Thursday.  We welcomed another few inches of snow on Saturday.  Jay's used the snow blower more this week then I think he did all year last year!

Tomorrow is New Year's Eve.  Although I'm working during the day, we're going to spend the evening having dinner with my mom at her house.  I have no plans of staying up until midnight......I'd rather have my sleep.  Such a party pooper!

I'm excited about 2013.  I feel like we're finally settling into the type of lifestyle we'd wanted, although had never really defined.  I've got new things to try on my list of goals for the year and will share them {and lessons learned} with you.

Thank you to all of you who stop by and visit.  We really do appreciate it.  Last year at this time we had an average of 200 people a day come by to read about what we're up to.  This year, we're up to a daily total of between 900 and 1,000.  Amazing!

Thank you for your kind comments and questions as well as your ongoing support.  I've said it before and I'll say it again - I've met so many truly wonderful people through this little blog and I'm so grateful.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that you have a healthy, happy and safe 2013!


Erin said...

What a beautiful beautiful farm you have. Sounds like a pretty wonderful life you have!!

Misty Pines Homestead said...

That looks so pretty and cold!

daisy g said...

Gorgeous pix, Staci! Your home is so welcoming. No wonder you don't want to stray too far!
Best wishes in the new year to you and your family.

Tami said...

(Beautiful pics! I'm so jealous!!) Isn't it wonderful to see your dreams realized? Happy New Year Staci!

Unknown said...

Just beautiful!! That red building really pops in the snow!

Meg said...

Such beautiful photos! It does feel like Christmas was ages ago. I'm so glad I've gotten to see your world over the year through your blog! Can't wait for 2013

Snooks said...

What great pictures. I love how everything looks with the snow. I noticed the dogs and cat were nowhere outside in all that white stuff. Smart little cookies. Have a Happy New Year.

@ 3Beeze Homestead

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thank you all so much! Erin - I am very grateful for the life I live. Ann - yes, it is quite chilly. :) Daisy - thank you, that means a lot. Tami - you are so right. Sue - I love our red outbuildings. Meg - thank you. Snooks - you are right....dogs and cats were in next to the pellet stove. :)
Happy New Year to you all!

Stevie said...

The snow is beautiful. As long as it is at someone else's house ;) We, too, were in bed long before the ball dropped. What's the point of youtube if not to watch things you couldn't be bothered to stay up for? Stevie@ruffledfeathersandspilledmilk.com

Unknown said...

Ditto. Thanks for being a great bloggy online friend. I enjoy reading your blog so much. Hope the New Year brings you lots of wonderful things.

Notes from Maggie's Farm said...

What a beautiful winter your home is having!