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crackers for cornelius

Cornelius and his wife Clementine, their children Camille and Clovis along with Uncle Claude can be rather raucous, to say the least. They live within the Enchanted forest. Just under the canopy of the trees in a clearing beyond the pond and garden, I toss out stale bread, rolls, biscuits for their enjoyment. The above… Continue reading crackers for cornelius

cottage week in photos · Country living

a week in cottage photos week 12/5-12/12

Around here it has been wet.  Which makes not only me but the fur babies go nuts. I’ve done some decorating and sewing these rainy days. That Cat says rainy weather makes him want to hang out under the tree.  Me too, and sip hot cocoa. The Singer has been purring non-stop while I work… Continue reading a week in cottage photos week 12/5-12/12

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Christmas tree folklore

Mr. Cottage and I took a little ride over the river and through the woods. We arrived at Foxfire Christmas tree farm.  They have been in business for thirty years.  Way back in the day Father Cottage was an advisor for the Virginia Christmas tree growers association and worked with this farm. The owner supplies… Continue reading Christmas tree folklore

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4 men 2 deere 1 dog

We passed the turkey, gave thanks and then got to work. Cottage men gathered in the morning chill and set about clearing for the future drain field that must be put in place when we put the addition on the house. An engineer came the other week and walked our property for three hours trying… Continue reading 4 men 2 deere 1 dog