Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year ~

A perfect day to enjoy the first day of the New Year here in the Northeast.  50 degrees and sunny.  It smelled like spring when I headed to the barn this morning.  Now that I'm working a full time job, the only time I see my animals during the day is the weekend.  I spent a leisurely morning cleaning, moving a little snow, sharing pats and scratches with the sheep and simply enjoying being there.  

We actually saw the New Year's ball drop this year.  A first in a very long time. I arrived home to a lovely buffet all laid out by none other than my great kids.  They have had this planned for awhile.  Maine shrimp; cheese & crackers, etc.  To top it off, the blender was ready to make frozen margaritas - my favorite :)  Our awesome friends and neighbors, the Kimballs arrived shortly after and we all had a great evening together as we welcomed 2011.  I hope the way it started is an indicator that it's going to a fabulous year for all of us!


Christmas morning photos - we had a wonderful holiday season.  I'm a very lucky Mom! 


Some of you remember Charlotte, our sow that we lost last year to a broken leg.  We were heartbroken.  She was as sweet as could be and gave us 13 little piglets.  I decided to keep one of her female piglets to raise.  Daisy is as sweet as her Mom was.  I let her out today to get some exercise and enjoy the sunshine.  She was a happy girl :)  

"Enjoying the sunshine"

"Daisy & Danny having a chat"
Mr. Pig should be arriving soon and hopefully we will have piglets in the spring.  It will be nice for them to be able to spend nice days outside in the "summer" pig area.

Our new calf, Harriet, changes so much in just a weeks time.  She is a beautiful chocolate brown color rather than coal black like her Mom, Hope.  She lives with her Mom and the small flock of sheep that we have.  It's apparent that she is quite comfortable with them.  One morning this past week it was very cold when I went to the barn and they were all inside.  I peaked in and there's Harriet, surround by her very own heating season.  Full fibered sheep! 
"Harriet and her furry friends enjoy the sunshine and breakfast"

That's the news from here.  Thanks for stopping in for a visit.  I'll try to get here again next saturday for an update and to check everyone's blogs.  I miss reading them like I used to :)  

Have a great week everyone~



threecollie said...

Happy New Year, Deb, and thanks for the lovely update!

lisa said...

Everyone looks so happy and healthy! Happy New Year, Deb!

Nancy K. said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful Holiday celebration. I probably missed it before, so I'll say it now: I love your farm sign! Very nice.

I hope that the way it has begun is a good omen of what is to come for you in 2011.

Tara said...

I love your farm and am inspired by it! I pray your new year is amazing :)

Kelly said...

work does have a way of taking up alot of your time. Looks like the pig is a happy girl and the calf warm and toasty with a wool coat. Happy New Year. Looking forward to your next update.

Donna said...

Glad to hear from you! Here's wishing you a wonderful New Year with LOTS of good health, wealth and happiness! Onward and upward! Loved the pictures of Harriet surrounded by the "Woolys"!!

DayPhoto said...

Happy New Year, Deb! I enjoyed this short but cheerful visit to your farm! I hope good things abound for you this year, you deserve it!


Mountain Woman said...

Happy New Year! What wonderful animals you have. I'm hoping to get piglets in the spring. Enjoyed reading your update and seeing all the photos.