On The Farm Today...

Today was lovely.
The sun came out, and we went Christmas crazy with decorations outside.
Yes, I even decorated the chicken coop.

I also bought them stockings that I am calling
Christmas bock bockings.

Tell me they don't look happy about the decorations!
Or maybe it was that sun that was shining..

It was beautiful today, and I found these tiny little frosty mushrooms.

I also found the last of the kale...

...and some forgotten tomatillos.
they look like pumpkins made of lace.

I am leaving tomorrow to Toronto for a few days, so I made my girl some snacks.
Thought I would share a quick and easy recipe that isn't made of delicious chocolate this season.
Peel and slice up as many apple as you like. 
I did 8 organic gala apples.

Pour over a 1/4 cup of real maple syrup.
You can leave them plain, but 1/4 cup is not much to fret about and adds a nice flavour.
Sprinkle (or cover) with cinnamon.
We love cinnamon, so we go heavy, but it's up to you.

If you have a dehydrator, pop them in for about 5- 6 hours.
You can also bake them in an oven at 175 F for about 5-6 hours.
They are an awesome snack that curbs the sweet tooth.
I also brought in that kale and made kale chips.
Those are all gone already.

I've been slightly obsessed about what to wear to this party in Toronto.
Anthropology came to my rescue, along with some Fly London Shoes.
All this fuss seems to have worn off on my wee girl.
(these are NOT the shoes I'm wearing)


bec said...

love the tomatillos....that's one cute dress!
Bec x

The Blue Farmhouse said...

Hi Heather, don't worry you'll "WoW" them in Toronto and the last imagine of your little one says "she's getting tall" and she's still got PeRsoNaLiTy:) Have fun:)

SmithShack71 said...

Isn't that sweet when they dress up. I love that. Also, love that the chickens have Christmas bockings.


Karen Bates said...

I love reading about your life and adventures. How fun. Love the pic of your daughter in your shoes.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Kale chips????
I'm trying to use more kale - please tell me!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

OK - I found your Kale chip recipe--- does drying out the kale loose its nutrients?

Robin Larkspur said...

Tasty apple snack!! Enjoy Toronto! Your girl is adorable!
Bock bockings!!! LOL! love those chickens!

Lee said...

I love that you decorated the chicken coop. Your so creative. And yes the shoes are a definite don't Hee Hee. Imagine wearing huge shoes like that. Too funny.

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Martine vianen said...

Great great pictures! And decoratief the chickenhouse is such a good aday, sweet Greet martine

My Little Bungalow said...

I just made kale chips yesterday afternoon for the first time! I used too much olive oil and salt for the amount of kale I had leftover after making a vegetable stew. But they were so good nonetheless.

Enjoy your trip to Toronto!

Vintage Home said...

You always look fabulous...I still think about that stunning sweater coat you wore the first time we scouted together!
Have a great time & it would seem you have left everyone happy @ home, with great snacks a great decor!

Jane said...

I am definitely doing to apples! seeing that skirt inspires me to make frills!