In my October 19th post I mentioned that our church was hosting the very first event on our 23 acres of property on Saturday, November 3rd. We prayed Mother Nature would cooperate. She did, as there was no rain, but once the sun went down, the low 40 degree temperatures were chilly - especially in a wide open field.
Our land is on the outer edge of town. There are some subdivisions nearby, but a lot of farm land also. Two horse farms surround our property, and a farm across the road. My son said we should buy the farm house across the road so we'd be close to the church when it's built [instead of driving a distance of 20 miles]. I don't see that happening, although it's a beautiful house. I can even envision the house as a lovely tea room, but that's about as likely as us buying the house! ;-)
Below is the sign that tells everyone to watch for our arrival - or better yet, join us at our interim school location.
Architectural drawings for Phase I of the building program. We're very excited!
We were among the first to arrive for the activity. The planning committee had built a roaring bonfire to welcome everyone, and to keep them warm when the sun went down.
Roasted hot dogs and marshmallows, anyone?
One of the neighboring horse farmers volunteered to pull the hay wagon with his tractor. [Guess they don't use horses anymore.] Below, spreading out the bales of hay before everyone climbed on the wagon.
I opted to stay by the bonfire instead of going on the hayride. There were others who stayed behind too.
Even though the activity was only from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. everyone was cold and ready to return to the comforts of their warm homes. I was anxious to make myself a cup of hot decaffeinated tea to warm up with. My favorite nighttime tea is Candy Cane Lane by Celestial Seasonings. It's a peppermint green tea, and is one of their "Holiday Teas," so it's only available before Christmas. I buy enough in December to get me through the whole year.
Warmth and comfort in a cup!
Celestial Seasonings was founded in 1969 and is located in Boulder, Colorado. While visiting their website, I noticed they've added a new holiday tea to their offerings, Sweet Harvest Pumpkin. I'll have to try it!
Their cookbook is nice too. It allows Celestial Seasonings teabags to become the spice cabinet.
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