Thursday, November 26

Thursday Dose of Holiday Cute: Happy Thanksgiving!

So much to be thankful for. . .

Yeah, but where's the pie?

No Pie!? Again?

Previous Thanksgiving posts:
11/24/05: Happy Thanksgiving To You
11/24/05: Year Round Thankfulness
11/28/05: So You All Ate Turkey on Thanksgiving, Right?
11/23/06: Thankful To Call This Place Home
11/22/07: Enjoying A Feast
11/27/08: Gobble Gobble

©, the thankful foodie farm blog where everyone on the farm ate very well today, despite the fact that nobody got any pie, though one of us is about to enjoy some sweet and garlicky roasted San Marzano tomatoes that just came out of the oven—along with a celebratory glass of champagne of course. What? Nobody else roasts tomatoes from the garden in late November? Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Susan,
    Thank you for this post and others. Love to follow you. We're NY area transplants - from the Spingfield, MO area. This is a nice reminder of home.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! Yes, it does look as if the farm kids are demanding pie.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving, and..

    I am curious to know what the pink mark on that one sheep's back is...

  4. Happy late Thanksgiving to you, Susan. I would totally roast some tomatoes. If I had them.

  5. i hope the roasted tomatoes and celebratory glass of champagne was to mark the completion of your cookbook?? on the shelves in time for Christmas? :) am i right?

  6. I know I'm late, but I wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you had a wonderful day.

  7. Hello there farm girl,

    I love reading your blogs and admire your bravery to change your life and live it. I love seeing the delicious foods and life on the farm. I was wondering if I could follow your blog, but I see that there is no follow button located on your page. Forgive me, but I am farely new to Blog spot and not aware of all the correct steps.

  8. Happy Thanksgiving Susan (if a bit belated)! Thanks for posting about your country life, it is always refreshing for me to visit here.

  9. Hi Everybody,
    Thanks for the nice comments and Thanksgiving wishes.

    Hi Windchimes,
    That definitely needs to be near the top of my Frequently Asked Farmgirl Questions page - if I ever get one written. ; )

    The colored marks on the backs of the sheep are made from marking crayons that we use while working the sheep (trimming hooves, worming, etc.). You cram the sheep together in a tight space so they're easier to catch up, and then after you work each one you mark them with the crayon so you know which ones you've already done. A full flock of marked backs is a beautiful sight indeed! : )

    Hi reneshay,
    Thanks for the cookbook enthusiasm. Unfortunately that project isn't happening - you can read a little bit more about what happened here. The champagne was more a general celebration of Thanksgiving, having made some fabulous roasted tomatoes, being alive - you know, the usual. I don't need much of an excuse to pop open a bottle of champagne! :)

    Hi My Exploration,
    Welcome to the farm! As for how to follow a blog, you sign up on your blogger page. Go to your blogger dashboard, scroll down to 'My Reading List,' and then click on the ADD button. Copy and paste my blogger url ( into the box that pops up, and you should be set! :)

  10. I just love those lambs and their sweet faces!!

  11. Man, I was really astonished to read your comment on my blog. from so far away! thank you very much for having taken the time to write it down! Hey, what a beautiful farm, you've got! Such a big, big peace of land for you and your animals...crazy. you just be a very strong lady, I belive, for this means a lot work, that has to be done... amazing, also your courage to start something new and leaving the well known ground of your previous "normal" life.
    I'll come and visit your blog again!
    again; thank's for contacting me¨.
    bora from Switzerland

  12. I got to thinking about Whitey and there she is! yay!


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