Sunday, December 03, 2006


OK so I finally posted!! Well it has been soooo busy around here. As I have told most of you, this is the busiest time of the year for my husband and I. From Thanksgiving until about the first week of January..well we are wide open! Our pecan crop is not as big as last years but we still have plenty to do. We dont get to enjoy Christmas like everyone else because we are too busy with the harvest, our regular jobs, and well....just life in general. Oh course we celebrate the birth of our LORD JESUS but we just dont have the time for all the "doings" this season brings. Many of my friends and relatives have no idea how hectic it is for us and many turn their noses up when I say "we dont have time for that at Christmas". It takes them being here on a harvest day to see what we are doing and even then they cant see the big picture. We had no idea it would be like that when we planted these trees but it is a choice we made and I think it was a wise investment for my husband and I's future and not to mention our childrens future. I am not a shopper, I'm not much of a party person, and I am really not much on decorating espc. at Christmas. To be honest, I'm not much of a gift giver at Christmas either. I make it my practice to give through out the year and I dont like being tied down to the idea that I have to give something at Christmas just to say I gave something. Are yall screaming "Bah Humbug" at me, lol! Anyway....I enjoy being out in the field during pecan/Christmas season.....I get to marvel at what the CREATOR has done out here on the small area of the world that HE has so graciously allowed me to live on and be a part of. I so love where I live and I cant help but be thankful for THE BIRTH that gave me the freedom to live like I do and the Grace that will allow me to enter into HIS KINGDOM one day. HE is so good to me!!!!!!
My boys have been very helpful to us this season. You will see in the posts I made earlier today some of what has kept us so busy around here. So dont think I have fallen off the face of the earth...I'm here! I do miss all of yall terribly....I wonder what my blogging friends are doing ( Waving at you Jen, Flora, Clara, Mouse, Marcy, Patty and my OFT friends!). I will be back in the saddle soon! In the mean time.....warm yourself by the fire in between Christmas doings....boy aren't we blessed!!

10 comments:

Kelli said...

Hi Tina!!! I have missed you so much!! Who needs to decorate for Christmas with a GORGEOUS fireplace and mantle like that?!! I wish I could come and sit by that fire with you! Oh, I see your matching pumpkin cup and that cute little owl! I'm glad the weather is cooperating and you are getting the pecans harvested!!
Kelli

dot said...

Love your fireplace!

~Flora~ said...

Hi Tina! What a wonderful surprise to see a post from you this morning! I love your cozy looking fireplace photo. It looks so inviting! Thanks for sharing your heart-felt thoughts about your pecan business and Christmas. You are celebrating it just how you want to and that is the most important thing! Bless you and welcome back!
Flora

Jen said...

Well, I'll be darn you are alive...just kiddin I knew you were pecan picking......your fireplace is very inviting.....I'm glad you are well...pecans...just bought some the other day making a Derby pie this week for my WOmens Club meeting...notheing beats a warm pie from the oven....

mouse said...

This is so very interesting, I didn't know you could shake a tree and the pecans would come out. And so much equipment used to get the pecans to where they are going. Boy that is a lot of work but the pecans do look good. How do you grade a pecan? By how big it is? Heck Kroger must think they have top grade pecans because they are expensive there but we must have pecans for pies, fudge and all the other good Christmas candies and such. Glad you are ok and just been busy with the pecan pickin. And Christmas is for each family to celebrate the way that works for them, you are no bah humbug. It is a time for families and your family is together.

mouse said...

Oh and I love your fireplace, it sure would be warm on a night like this. Don't know why Jerry didn't start our fireplace tonight.

Lucy said...

What a beautiful fireplace!
Take care with all your work! I understand ....

Sandra said...

Love the fireplace, too! I miss your posts at OFT but understand how busy you are. I'd love to visit your farm and see all these pecan trees. I bet it's just beautiful. :o)

Take care of yourself.

Marci said...

I too have missed you and I am fascinated by the whole process of pecans. A lot of work goes into them. Where do you sell them? Also, is your mantle made out of pecan wood? It is gorgeous.

Annie said...

Tina Leigh, you've educated me about pecan harvesting. That's quite an enterprise. I hope it was a bountiful-enough year.