Christmas was very nice. We had a fresh ham, roasted potatoes, veggies, and for desert we had a choice of chocolate cheese cake or carrot cake. It was a great meal. We were all a bit tired though; two days of festivities is hard on us getting olders... But, it was a nice time.
Now it's time to get back to normal- or some sense of it. A big storm is fore-casted for tonight into tomorrow, and I am hoping to be able to go pick up a couple of bales of straw for the barn. I noticed yesterday that the straw on the barn floor has done a good job of keeping wet at the bottom, but when I checked further, I saw that indeed, I need to clean out. This storm is bringing lots of WET- rain and snow and sleet. I know the sheep will be in the barn. I really feel for sheep who can't get out of weather like that. I also feel for sheep who have to go into really dirty barns- it's a pet peeve of mine. Nothing worse than seeing a line of filth where you know the sheep had to lay in it. It's *really* easy to throw some straw on top so at least they can be dry and clean.
Have not worked the dogs lately, and won't be doing it today either; too cold and too wet. I think it's good for them to get a break too. I have no plans for the coming several weeks, so definitely in the winter doldrums. I will get Joe out different places to work, but that's basically it. The years go by so fast now..... I just hope to keep up....
Well, that's it for now. I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas!!!!!!!!