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Merry Christmas from the Northwoods.  View of the trees out the french windows on a cold night.  

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We have been busy working on the ice skating rink.  With the heavy early snow we got there was a layer of slush between the ice and the snow.  Troy and Ben shoveled it off the other day and now we are working on flooding it and getting the bumps out.  We are hoping the warmer temps this weekend melt the top and get more of the bumps out.  Right now it looks like boot hockey at Christmas Eve.  A bit too bumpy for ice skates

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Meanwhile up at the house Grandma Millies Goldrush Brownies just came out of the oven a must for Christmas in our family

1 can sweet condensed milk, 2 cups graham crackers, 1/2 bag of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup nuts

Mixed together and cooked for 40 minutes.  Cut right away or they become hardened in the pan.  

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Our furry neighbors stopped in to see if the birds dropped anything out of the bird feeders or crumbs from the Gold Rush Brownies