Thursday, January 24, 2013

January thus far

Time has flown by! This is probably the longest I've gone without writing a post. What have we been up to lately? Well, at  home, there's new baby goats.....


How sweet is that?

Last years babies are very curious about this years babies.
Mama is not impressed.

This little one got away from Mama just long enough to extend 
a friendly foot greeting. But don't let this cute scene fool you!
Her foot pulled back very quickly when the bigger goat tried to 
butt her through the fence! There's a reason Mama is so protective!

The cows  have had to be moved a couple times, 
and this past Sunday, we had to separate them, and take 3 to market. 
That turned out to be quite a challenge!
We'll be making some changes before the next ones go.
Lessons learned.

The chickens are not impressed with snow.
They were very glad on this particular day to get out of the coop. 
They made their way to the goat barn, where they love to look
for any bits of grain the goats overlooked.

We had a break in the weather, and spent a couple days splitting firewood. I overdid it, and that resulted in several days of an aching back. Several orders for the store came in during that time, so I spent a few days on the couch, unpacking boxes and pricing new inventory. Our living room was total chaos! But it's all in the store now, neatly on display, and I can walk through my living room again. Yay!

My absolute favorite thing to do in January is the end of the year paper work in preparation for taxes. NOT! A necessary, time consuming evil.

Another evil that popped up was this:

On of our front display windows at the store. We can't prove it, but we and the police feel sure it was a drunk who was mad about who knows what. The whole window was shattered. The cost to us? $1000 that I had set aside for new inventory. Sigh.

On a happier note, I've been doing some crafting, but last night I decided to take a break from that, and do some organizing. I'll finish that up today - not a bad job right now. It's nice and toasty in my studio by the woodstove, and it's single digits and teens outside!

I hope you all have avoided the flu! So far, so good here. We all had flu shots, so we have our fingers and toes crossed that we're protected. 

Keep warm!

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