Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Its almost New Years, less than four hours to go until 2014.  I for one, am glad.  Usually I get very sentimental and thoughtful when I think about the year gone by, but not this year.  It has been a very good year in some regard, but in others I am saddened by so many angry, hurtful and non-believing people.  This life is hard at times and if you don't have faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, you have nothing.  Only faith in yourself and that's a pretty poor comparison.

We've got just about everything we need in this world, He has blessed us so richly.  We are not fancy and we drive older cars with lots of miles on them, but they run well, are pretty good on gas and when we need to we have a wonderful mechanic that is able to fix them without charging an arm and a leg.

Our house is comfortable, our fire is warm, our fields are fenced and our animals are all loveable and fat!  Just like us.  Loveable and fat.  One more little cupcake after dinner tonight and I won't be fitting into my sweat pants any more.

My one resolution for this coming year is to weave more.  I always feel guilty weaving.  I guess because I enjoy it so much.  And the rest of my 'work' is left undone and I don't even care any more.  So weaving it is.  I'm hopeful I can have a few more pictures to post.

Our little puppy is so adorable.  She just found her voice tonight.  So far she hasn't barked at all.  Now all of a sudden she is a big girl like the other dogs (except one of them is a boy!).  She's still tiny compared to them but I know one day she will hold her own in a game of chase or ball or whatever they decide is fun for the moment.

So I say to all of you, Happy New Year friends and family.  May this next year be a blessing to you and your faith in Him becomes stronger.  God bless you all and Welcome 2014.

And guess what?  Its only 359 days until Christmas.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas has again come and gone.  We had a wonderful, quiet Christmas and celebrated the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  I waited until the day before to do my Christmas shopping.  Things just got away from me this year.  We had a Christmas before my niece left on her trip so spend a lot of time getting ready for that.  I gave her the red scarf I made, which she loved.  It really looked pretty on her.

And ... we have a new addition to our household.  A four-month old American Shepherd puppy that she has named Jet.  This is the most gentle and quiet little pup I've seen in a long time.  She will be able to train for the agility trials they are so famous for.  Much like the Aussie shepherds but she is black and white, and looks more like a border collie without the wide head.  So cute!  Here's a picture of her, jingle bells and all on her feet and neck.  Not sure she likes it as much as we do.

We've had some beautiful sunsets in the past, but this one tonight was just awesome.  Merry Christmas everyone, may the Lord bless you and keep you in the coming year.  God bless you.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

I just heard the most beautiful song.  Here is is for you.  Merry Christmas everyone.  May God bless you and may this video be a blessing for us all.


Saturday, December 14, 2013

I finally finished the alpaca yarn for my sister's friend.  It turned out so soft and has a nice hand to it.  It was put in the mail and shipped to her last week or so.  According to her, it did match the original yarn (thank goodness!) so now she can finish her sweater.

She promised to send me a picture of it when its finished.  I bet it will be just beautiful!

No description needed of this picture.  Notice the minus sign in front of the outside temp of -3°.  Boy that hurts.  The wind blew for several days very hard, 25-35 mph and with the temps below 0.  You sure didn't want to spend much time outside.  Even our goats and chickens declined to step foot out of their pens.

It was so cold and windy one night we put on our head lamps, big coats and boots and hiked up to the goat pen to close them in for the night.  Usually their door is open and they can come and go as they please.

We did hang a curtain of large, heavy plastic strips to shield them from the rain and snow when they are inside.  I know you have seen those things in grocery stores and loading areas, where the strips keep the outside cold from the interior of the store.

Farmers and stock men use them to keep their hay dry or keep the animals free from drafts.  They work great!

Bella loves sleeping in the house.  Actually she loves sleeping on MY bed.  Day or night, that's where you can find her if I'm not careful.  I have to sleep with my window open and the ceiling fan going all night because she gets too hot and starts to pant.  When she does that I wake up, she pants so hard.  

But she's a sweetie and I guess she's guarding me.  Every step I take she is right there.  If I go out the door, she's in front of me every step of the way.  Nice, but hard walkin'.

Christmas is only ten days away now and I'm just starting my shopping.  For some reason it just got away from me this year.  I cannot understand how we could have one less week between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.

I probably won't be posting until next year (lol) so everyone have a wonderful and Merry Christmas remembering the real reason for the event of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  He's coming back very soon now and we will be joined with Him forever.

Merry Christmas everyone.