Well, December was a busy month. Jared, Chandra and Tracy made it here, and was able to stay for a couple of weeks. It was nice spending time with them, Tracy is "Mr. Activity" and reminds me a lot of Jared when he was little. He's a happy little guy, that's for sure!
Nessa calved a bull calf on the 12th. His name is Dusty, and he's got a mind of his own! Nessa let me milk, but not without complaints!
All was going well until Christmas Day, I got the flu. I spent two plus days in bed, and boy did it wipe me out for a couple of weeks! I didn't have energy to do too much other than normal ol' chores. I ended up missing a whole week of work as well.
I'm just now getting back to "normal".
Kyle and his girlfriend came down probably three times over the holidays.....we had a (homegrown) Prime Rib supper once, opened presents another couple of days.....Pat got the boys some (legal!) explosives and they enjoyed shooting and blowing them up.
In the midst of it all, the refrigerator went out....it sucks living out of a cooler! The freezers are working fine--thank goodness!
We had the arctic air mass come through and I spent time giving the cows extra bedding and plenty of hay. All survived the cold (chickens and all), which is awesome.
We have a temp turnaround and it's in the 50's the past couple of days. A welcome relief from the bitter cold and wind. But I remind myself it's January and winter isn't near over, the cold, wind or snow.
That's the quick update for now, hopefully I'll be better at getting timely posts this year!