Things aren't always as they seem in pictures...
For example, take this peaceful wintry morning scene.
What you didn't see happening in the foreground-
Two spoiled, hungry sheep making a desperate attempt to get at the feed bucket I was holding.
*Sigh*... so much for the peaceful wintry morning scene.
Want to see more of this beautiful December morning?
Here is the view from inside the sheep barn.
Meanwhile, inside the house, Sleeping Beauty (Lily) has decided that Hubby's chair, which is conveniently located next to the warm wood stove, is the place she needs to be.
All the time.
Every year has it's highs and lows, and 2010 was certainly no different here on the farm... the new year last January came in with a big surprise from Lucy, who gave us twin lambs on mine and hubby's wedding anniversary... but sadly, we lost sweet Lucy in July. We also said goodbye to my beautiful Belle on Thanksgiving Day, something I just couldn't bring myself to post about at the time, and it still makes me a little sad to go to the silkie coop and not see her there...
On a brighter note, Hubby and I were blessed to buy the equipment necessary to be able to put up our own hay for the animals and also make a little extra money in the process. We were also able to build the sheep barn of our dreams this year, and it's been such a wonderful feeling to know the woollies are comfortable and dry and there is plenty enough hay to feed them for the winter. Our scaled back garden was also a nice change of pace, especially after having one of the hottest summers on record in 2010. Despite the heartbreak of losing our own bees, we were still able to enjoy the beekeeping process through my Daddy, whose stand of bees yielded nearly 9 gallons of honey this year.
Even though it's a little sad to put another year in the history books, 2011 is a brand new adventure just waiting around the corner!
Happy New Year, dear bloggy friends!