Friday, December 23, 2016

The Prince of Peace is Coming ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

I've got some fantastic news to share!
Remember our wounded feathered friend...

I followed up with the Humane Society on Monday
and found out that he's doing really well!

He's eating and flying in his cage!
They took complete x~rays and found 
no broken bones or wings.

He is being transported to a Falcon
rehab facility in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin
until he is fully recovered and ready
to be released back on our farm!

It was a bitterly cold day when my 
husband found him, and they think that
perhaps the cold had depleted his 
energy and ability to he's
flying just fine.

The specialist in Prairie will be 
able to help him recover...yay!

I'll post updates as we learn more!


Our oldest son Nathan & family came
home early this year for Christmas and
have now left this past Wednesday.

Our grandchildren had fun playing in the snow...

A wee snowman created by wee kids...
Rachel & Caleb Black!

Rachel is 5 and Caleb is only 2!


Thursday we decided we needed 
a drive in the country to clear our heads...

Drive by photos taken by none other than my
traveling photographer son Sam!

Such sweet curious faces!

Very politely,
 this gently little gal let Sam take her photo! 

The day was still & chilly, 
but yet sunny and so lovely!

Gentle streams running through 
the country farm land!

Signs of a recent snowfall on the hillsides!

Even a couple country churches!

There is something so soothing 
about country churches! 


Now today, Friday, we are in the 
middle of yet another snow storm...

My short walk from the farmhouse
to my Studio shows the extra
large snowflakes!

Expecting 4" before it's over!

Bundling up is a must in my neck of the woods,
just to walk out our long driveway to get the mail,
and to feed my little feather friends who
are always eagerly awaiting my arrival!

It's getting onto supper time as I finish up 
this blog and my husband is just outside the
Studio plowing my parking lot and 
shoveling my walkway for me!

The front display window of the 
Farm Shop Studio was very simply this
year...the candles illuminating the angels is
so pretty when nightfall comes! 

I purchased these two angel statues  
25 years ago, they stand about 22" high beautiful in person!

I'll have to take a close up of them on a nice
sunny day so you can also enjoy their
 heavenly reflections!


Farm Shop 
will be closed this Saturday
in Celebration of Christmas Eve...

We will re~open 
on Saturday, December 31st.


Weekend Soul Food...

For unto us a child is born,
unto us a son is given:
and the government shall be 
upon his shoulder: 
and his name shall be called

The mighty God,
The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6...KJV


Tidings of great joy from all of us 
here at Scattered Seed Samplers
to each & every one of you!

Christmas Blessings to All,
Lovingly, Tammy


  1. Merry Christmas, Tammy and thank you for all your wonderful designs. Your winter pictures look fantastic (especially as it is going to be 35 degrees celsius tomorrow for Christmas Day - we could do with some snow as we cook our Christmas dinner!)

  2. Merry Christmas ! Lovely pictures!

  3. Love your blog It is always so refreshing. We never see snow here is Georgia. It is supposed to be a beautiful day on Sunday. I also live in the country and love all of the birds and animals. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and God Bless!!

  4. I'm very happy to hear that the Kestral will be OK, life is so hard for wildlife, especially this time of year. Looks like we are having a real winter this year.

  5. A very uplifting glad about the Kestral...Merry Christmas..keep warm and snug. My!! that snow.!!!

  6. Glad the Kestral is doing good and that they are taking good care of him/her.
    Such a beautiful bird.
    The Donkeys & Goat are so cute and curious.
    I love all of your pics, especially the one of the round barn.
    Take care.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a healthy, Happy new Year.

  7. I adore that snowman your grandchildren made. :D Beautiful pictures today. Merry, Blessed Christmas to you all!

  8. Enjoy your blog.

    Merry Christmas,

  9. Thanks for the kestrel update.
    Beautiful pictures as always.
    Merry Christmas :)

  10. Tammy: I hope you had a Blessed Christmas, I love seeing your posts, you always have such lovely photos to share.
    I am so happy to hear about the bird recovering, I feed the birds deer, rabbits, squirrels and any other animal that wants to eat, I love nature, God gave them to us to enjoy.
    The snowman your Grandchildren made is adorable.
    I plan on making a trip to your shop next spring with the Minnesota and Wisconsin weather winter is not for me to drive in anymore.