Cricket Song Farm

Cricket Song Farm

Saturday, December 22, 2012



every year we make and decorate gingerbread cookies to hang as our tree decorations
on Christmas morning
breakfast is a
cookie, a glass of milk
an orange
from the stocking

Jake's rendition of the guiding star
I think it is beautiful

 5, no 4 snowman in a row-----"Hey guys, what happened to number 5?"

Glen's rendition of Mr. and Mrs. Clause
quite frankly I think they
are kinda spooky

These aren't any better
Does he need
an evaluation?

 (double  recipe for enough to decorate a tree)

1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup molasses
1 tsp. vanilla

3 cups flour
3/4 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. cloves
1/2 to 1 tsp. ginger

Refrigerate overnight
roll out dough in powdered sugar 1/4 inch thick

BAKE: 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes

My FAVORITE Christmas tradition is our Christmas Tree.

It all started quite by accident.  Years ago we traveled down to the farm to spend the holiday, but the snow was so deep even the 4x4 Burbanator couldn't get us into the mountains to cut a tree.

Well, you can't have Christmas without a tree so what are we going to do.  I thought for a minute and  immediately knew the solution.  Rounding up the guys, we bundled up, grabbed an axe and trudged out the back door.  We didn't have to go far,  just about 20 yards from the back door we found the most beautiful Christmas tree.  It was not your typical green, piney smelling tree, but it did have beautiful grey foliage and smelled wonderful.  The spent blossoms hung delicately from it's branches creating a snowy, ice icicle effect.  With blue lights, gingerbread cookies, and candy canes, it looked BEAUTIFUL. 

Now every year we bundle up, go out the back door and cut our tree.
Yes, our tree is a
6 foot tall, bushy, elegant,

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1 comment:

  1. Merry Christmas! We made it up to Mom's today but I forgot to throw in your gift from us. Maybe I better just mail it. Anyway, can't wait to see your Christmas tree.