Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year Greetings!

Happy New Year to All who may happen upon this blog, whether on purpose or by accident!

So it's been a couple of weeks since my last post and Christmas has come and gone.  Our winter routine is pretty established now. We've had some pretty cold weather, but it could be worse.

Last weekend Kevin and I got in some quality couple time cleaning out the big goats' living quarters again.  I had to take a picture of the steam rising from the bedding which was composting on the bottom.

In years past, January 1 would be a day to stay in bed quite late, and then spend some relaxing time watching a little football on TV.  Not any more.  Today, Kevin took advantage of the day off from his "real" job (the one that pays the bills) and spent quite a bit of the day at wood related activities.  Kori was home to spend New Year's with us, so she joined in and all four of us worked together to buzz-saw up a smallish pile of wood. 

Setting up
It really is true that many hands make light work.  The pile was cut up and in the trailer in no time.
Because this beast and his brother at the North House are always hungry!
Speaking of beasts, they are all just fine.  The hens are laying better and Vinca is still providing milk, but just once a day now.  I didn't have any critter pictures lined up for this post, but here's a shot of my running buddy, enjoying the good life of a part-time house dog...
So, just a short update from me today.  It won't be long and I will be ordering seed, mixing up some soil and compost and starting some plants for the greenhouse.  You just have to be an optimist to be a gardener in Minnesota!  Winter is just a little stepping stone between harvest and planting, right?  The days are already getting longer  and the does will be soon getting wider as their babies grow.  Thanks for stopping by!

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