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Nearly every weekday morning, my buddy Thomas and I walk from the back porch to the end of the driveway. It’s close to a quarter mile so it is a nice way to wake up in the morning. Thomas has plenty of time to do what he has to do and as a benefit he gets to sniff out all the good smells that might be out there.
On Tuesday morning the sky was unusually clear. Most summer days are so humid that the sky has at least a haze about it. so there are not often many stars to be seen.
But Tuesday was very nice. I could see Casiopea, the constellation, Cyrus, The Swan and the Pleiades, The Seven Sisters. Even one “arm” of the Milky Way was visible in the morning sky.

Wow, we had all three of our babies within the past two weeks. We must not hve written down the breeding date correctly becasue we didn’t expect them until December! But hey when babies are born it is a wonderful event. So it doesn’t matter when it occurs. They appear to be healthy so that is good also. The newest is still getting accustomed to it’s surroundings. I hope they all get along. . . .

I am the middle of three sisters.  When we were young my sisters really loved pointing out babies while we were out and about if they saw one that was particularly cute.  They would say “Oooh, look at the pink one”  or Hey, there is a little gingham one!” as if the color of what they were wearing determined what the baby was. . . . I’d just roll my eyes and groan “oh brother”.

Maybe I just don’t have that maternal gene.  Or maybe poopy, crying babies just aren’t my cup of tea.

We bought this piece of America in 2008, added buildings, made improvements and raised a few head of cattle.   In the past few months we have been painting, culling out ‘stuff’ for donations and moving some items to the townhouse on the coast.

Since my sweetie retired in August 2014, we have decided that working on the farm daily will ‘interfere’ with our traveling plans.    So we thought and prayed about it a while.   Then we asked a young couple we know if they would be interested in renting and living on the farm.    They thought about it and accepted!

So we are in the process of preparing the house, barns and tools for them to move in and take over.    There will be items to donate, items to move and things to take to the recycle facility.    We have already painted the office and the front run-in shed to match the red barns.   They look great from the road.     The office used to be my sewing room.

The run in shed was for the cattle.    This fall we put them all in the back pasture, let the front  grass grow high and cut it for hay.    Now we have enough hay for the entire winter (we hope).    So some of it is no stored in the run in sheds in front.   Keeps it out of the rain.    And boy have we had that this year!    More work is needed but this is a good start and it gives the farm a great curb appeal.

More later!   Happy New Year!