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Winter Picnic and Refinishing

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So much going on (decorating, sewing, Piper&Chloe planning),  I'm just about late for our lunch this week, but,  I do want to share with you a very fun winter picnic we had one year after one of our huge snowfalls.  One morning with all the excitement created by a yard full of pure white snow we bundled up in our heavies until we all looked like various versions of the 'Michellin Man', hats, gloves, boots,scarves and boots.  Then we headed out to the back patio which was covered in about 2 feet of snow. ( Possibly a mere exaggeration)  Using buckets and shovels we made a perfect table and bench sculpture.  We placed car robes on our frozen bench and sat down for our winter lunch under the crisp blue sky,  breathing in the fresh air, talking and laughing.  Our voices muffled by the tall snow covered oak trees and surrounding rock wall.  What a happy time it was eating sandwiches and drinking hot chocolate.           After our picnic and a few snowstorms later we found th…