It is the night before Christmas. The children are sleeping. It was a long day of preparing for tomorrow; wrapping presents, picking up presents from the post office, killing and preparing ducks for tomorrow nights dinner and packing for a day away from the house. In the morning we'll do stockings and gifts here, eat rosemary bagels (from Lulus), and stock everyone up on hay before heading out to my folks for the day. We have started milking the does every other day, getting ready to dry them off for a couple months before kidding season. So I don't have to milk tomorrow. I also topped off all the waters today, so no water hauling.
We are having homemade apple fritters, eggs benedict with smoke salmon and sparkling side cars for brunch. For dinner we are having more friends over, in addition to our family of nine. Dinner is king crab appetizer, followed by roast duck, fried potatoes in duck fat, beets, a special salad, and various other unknowns. I believe desert is a ginger cheesecake, and lots of cookies and Christmas treats I'm sure. I am looking forward to the meals and good wine immensely. I am also excited for the kids - their excitement is contagious. A day with family and friends, all relaxing and enjoying eachother's company is always a blessing.
May you have a Merry Christmas, wherever you are.
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