Archive | November 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Some of our blog followers have been wondering what Mr. & Mrs. Fifty Shades of Green looked like as children.  Here we are in our carefree youth…

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Fast forward a few years and we’re still a couple of carefree kids, but taller…

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We were expecting snow today, but it looks like it will not get cold enough for that where we are.

Whatever you do today – meeting and making new friends, connecting with family, enjoying quiet time, or creating new traditions, we wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Remember the happy times and make new memories to cherish.

Until next time,

Fifty Shades of Green Acres



Baby, it’s cold outside…

The thermometer greeted us with 22 degrees this morning.

The sky opened up with a dusting of snow…

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Where we are from they say, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity that’ll kill you.”  Here, we have learned that it’s not the cold, it’s the wind whipping through your bones that makes you a real believer in bundling up.

This morning, during the span of an hour,

  • it snowed,
  • the sun came out,
  • the sun hid
  • the snow made its final foray for the day
  • the sun re-emerged along with a beautiful winter blue sky

Here are a few pics from our morning walk…

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Chicks are staying near each other to stay warm.  When it gets this cold we put a light in their coop at night to help protect them from the cold.  Pampered chicks!11-18-14 018

It’s nice that Scout’s coat coordinates with Mr. Fifty Shades’ winter coveralls.  11-18-14 033

Until next time,

Fifty Shades of Green Acres



We are beginning our third year here – amazing!  Just over two years ago, we began our journey with Mr. Fifty Shades in the lead driving a moving truck, towing a trailer (when we realized all our stuff was not going to fit in the truck), with me and a scared kitty following closely behind in our car.  Fifteen hours later, at about 2:00 a.m., we pulled into our drive, delirious, happy, and grateful.  We are still feeling that way today!

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In the middle of fall, the leaves are just about down, but there are a few hangers on!

Mr. Fifty Shades completed a mini-project.  It’s a picnic table that converts into a bench.  Or, if you prefer, it’s a bench that converts into a picnic table.  Take a look.

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Our new bench/picnic table in its new home, overlooking the pond

If you come to visit, a picnic is surely in your future:  there is the newest table/bench (see above) guarding our pond; the traditional picnic table built this summer by Mr. Fifty Shades and Niece of Fifty Shades on our back deck…

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…and just in case it’s bad weather, but you really feel like you must have a picnic, we have a picnic table in our basement, built from one piece of plywood by Mr. Fifty Shades and his father several years ago).

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Wherever you are, we hope you are enjoying the fall weather and that you have a picnic in your future.

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Until next time,

Fifty Shades of Green Acres