Christmas In The Village

Aunt Di wasn’t at the Village this year. She has been diagnosed with White Matter Disease. White Matter Disease causes strokes, dementia, and cognitive damage. Aunt Di can no longer drive and the tremors are getting worse.  We went anyway.  Santa was everywhere and the Village was decorated for the Christmas season. Yule all around us with even horse buggy rides. This year the event was on December 4  and the 5. If you ever get a chance to get to our end of the woods, this is one of the best things you can do with your family. They had popcorn, hot cider, hot cocoa, cookies, chestnuts, and so much more. All the people were there selling their soap, candles, grain, rocks, and various other items. The cook shack was open and all the cookies were .50 cents. The ice cream shop was open and had some ice cream in it. Everyone was keeping warm with wood stoves and electric fireplaces. It was a great time for all. Santa was there as well enjoying cookies for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. He was taking pictures with the kiddos and taking down their lists of what they want.

Santa is watching and keeping the baby company.
Darryl Sarasin is keeper of the cookies and chestnuts that were roasted. He was cutting them open for people as well.
People were lined up for the horse and buggy ride.
Tractor rides are another big attraction at the Village.
The ice cream shop, grainery, and general store all lit up in seasonal lights.
The candle shop, ice cream shop, and the medical clinic.
The rock shop, candle shop and kettle corn popcorn stand.
The art shop, and saw mill
The cook shack
At the center of it all is the gazebo.
Inside the General Store lays a cat sleeping on a wood stove. *not a real cat*
Santa was here giving out snacks to the kids, taking pictures, and getting gift ideas for the Yule gift exchange.
Santa told the youngest she gets to be naughty more than her sister so guess who got to have a naughty moment with Santa!


Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful and since we no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

And that is what is happening now (or this past weekend). See you all soon love Em


Happy Thanksgiving

Miss Emerald Nose here with our Thanksgiving News!

We had turkey, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans, gravy, stuffing, and pie.  All was quiet in the house today. Not much going on. Our neighbor came over. His name is Big Red. He had his hens with him. We all sat down together for a warm meal.

We had a wild time here with our big meal. Plenty of conversation and games. You gotta love a day that takes your mind off of the world.

It is raining today. It seems befitting. We are missing those who aren’t with us to celebrate. We hope your day has been great!

More news on the way.




With a heavy heart


I left on Monday, November 16 to bring my daughter to Marquette for an appointment. I said good bye to Mr. Nose and left. My youngest daughter got home just before us. We came home put out dogs and such. Later that evening we were feeding the cats when we discovered Mr. Nose and his mom, Charlotte, were missing. We had no idea where they were. Charlotte came in the next morning, Tuesday. We searched on Monday night, and most of Tuesday. We left for a couple of hours to run some errands. I said some prayers to find Mr. Nose. When we got home I saw feet sticking out from behind a car we have parked next to the garage. I ran over. There was poor Mr. Nose. Someone had torchered him and threw him back in my yard! Dave buried him. I have been crying and mourning since Tuesday yet, something inside of me keeps saying, “Mr. Nose is alive and will be home soon.” I know it is probably nothing more than denial or my brain trying to deal with the trauma, but this small voice is so nagging I am at the point where I am thinking about digging up the body and double checking. I want so bad for Mr. Nose to be alive and home with me. But, I can’t deny the cat in the grave either. I find myself calling for him as well. It sounds weird I know,  but I wonder, could that small voice be right? I don’t think so. I decided I will let you all know. I am having a hard time writing right now and I so miss my Nose!

I have been off for a while and came back to a very new wordpress! There is a new format!

Happy Samhain

Samhain or the end of summer as we know it. It is also considered the start of a new year! I hope your day has been exciting. 2HAPPYHALLOWEEN

We have a new camera that we are taking pictures with. Guess what we have been finding! Orbs. Tonight we got some pretty rain drops to go with our orbs.

No idea what this one bright light is.

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Enjoy the rest of Samhain. Look at the pretty orbs.


Mr. Nose and Miss Nose.

Happy Halloween from Emerald Nose!


This one doesn’t look as scary as the original. I do wish I could find a program that would let me really create great pictures for holidays. Everything has gone to apps including windows 10 and I can’t find anything to make great pics with. Anyway, here is the original and if (that is a big IF) I can get Mr. Nose to sit still for 5 seconds I might be able to get a photo of him for you as well.


Pretty scary kitten huh?

Oh have you heard about the asteroid that will pass Earth today that is really a dead comet? If not then click here. Interesting story and a video. It looks like a skull in sky.

How is that for the latest Nose News?

From the Newsdesk of Emerald Nose


Breaking News:

My crazy brother has now made flyers for his new “business”! Do you see me rolling my eyes at him? My mom, Ruby, and my dad, Topaz, are both behind him opening up his detective agency. Can you imagine? At least I will have more news for you like when he breaks his legs or when he gets beat up by some idiot he is investigating.

I promised my mom that I would put out the news. If you have a small case for him, you can contact him anytime.

And since I promised my parents I would promote his newest endeavor, here is his ridiculous flyer.


That is the latest, breaking news.



Horrible News and some amusement from Mr. Nose plus A Moral for the Story!

I recently completed a scan for malware on my computer. The scan froze my computer and I had Word programs open on the sidebar. I lost three documents. One was an assignment for Blogging 101, one was my stories for the Fantasy Friday Event (which I did get all into posts here before I ran the scan, so grateful for that), and the other was my story called ‘The Stalking of Katie.’ I had 1500 words that I was going to use today for that story as part 2. I now have to rewrite it completely and hope I get it as close as I can to the original. The other two documents are totally gone. I can’t find them anywhere on the computer. I need a forensic team to help me find them. They are lost in data universe where nothing returns.

For Katie, I was going to have a part 3 for sure. It was getting long and I didn’t have a ton of time to get it all in. Which is why I was going to put the 1500 words I had as a part 2 for you all to read and comment on. I am sorry it won’t be up or ready in time.

I told Mr. Nose about my Loss. 

I ended up losing three documents and couldn’t get one which was very important to me to open up. It kept saying corrupt. So I decided to talk to Mr. Diamond Nose. I went to him for advice and this is what I got! 


“But Mr. Nose. I lost my files and I need help! I need to get the Katie story out to all our fans! They are awaiting a Saturday Caturday Suspense Story. What am I going to do? I am so doomed”

Mr. Nose sat right up


and said, “What? You lost it all? Really? I will help my human.”

He ran straight for my chair and computer.


He sat down and is now rewriting the Katie story!

Moral of the Whole Story

When you run a scan of any kind close your Word documents and save them!

Mr. Nose Knows

A reader recently asked Mr. Nose if s/he should go back to work or will the recent job be a good option?

Mr. Nose thinks you must be self employed by asking that question! He shuffles the cards and spreads them out.

“Hmm” he says as he pulls the first one out of the middle.

“Let’s see.” hes says as he grabs one near the right of the card deck.

“I wonder.” he says with a mischievous gleam in his eye as he pulls one from the left side of the deck.

“AHA” he screams as he turns the three cards over.

What he reveals is the Four of Cups, The Moon, and Strength.

“Definitely self employed and thinking not enough cash I see. Must not be satisfied with your job but is thinking about keeping it because to lose it will mean zero cash. But your reality isn’t close to being the truth. You have plenty but you are wanting more. So you are creating a reality of being poor when you are richer than you think.”

Mr. Nose scrunches down to really look deeply at the cards. You can see it in his face. He is getting the answer.


Then he looks up at me and says, “Human. Get your pen out and write this down!” Here is what he dictates to me for our reader.

“You need to look at the facts and only the facts. You have a path leading between your two thoughts. One of your thoughts is doubt and the other is a dream of something big! The road between the two is where you are at. If you stay in doubt, you will never see your dream because you will always be telling yourself, “Well, at least this job puts food on the table.” not where one should ever be when we dream of more.”

Finally, he grabs his cat nip pouch. Takes a huge whiff and says, “You have a great set of skills I see that you are not using. You should be negotiating to get something better like a raise or promotion. Hmm. Maybe you dream of being self employed but haven’t made that leap yet. You have all you need to make your career the best it can be. You have what it takes to lead and be your own boss. No reason why you can’t.”

Then the kitten named Jude chimes in.

“But Mr. Nose, where do you see this?”


“What I see is a human getting drunk next to a tree. That fairy sure is giving him a lot of beer!”


“I see two dogs howling at a face in the moon. Didn’t you and Uncle Stampy tell me the moon is made of cheese? How does a moon made of cheese have a face in it? And look a lobster is coming out of the water. I think this card says our reader is going to have a lobster dinner with two dogs with some cheese moon! This looks like a great party.”


“And this one here. Why is that lady being mean to a lion and closing its mouth shut? That is mean. Muting the poor lion so he can’t speak. I bet Bast will throw her a lightening bolt. Or maybe the fairy just wanted to talk and the lion wouldn’t let her. Hmm. Maybe this is a listen card.”


Then Jude sat straight up. “I GOT IT!”  He exclaimed.




“Amateurs!” Exclaimed Mr. Nose as he shakes his head and heads for the cat nip!


If you want a reading from Mr. Nose, head to our page Mr. Diamond Nose Knows and fill out the contact form there. Add in your question for Mr. Nose and if I can get him to sit still long enough for a reading, we will have it up for you fast. If not, well, remember he is a kitten and possibly high on cat nip!