I want to apologize for not being here lately. I've had some trouble signing in and been too busy to deal with it I know it's a poor excuse. Things have been so busy around here that I actually took time away from the Farm on Saturday and spent six hours christmas shopping. Don't remember ever doing it like that before. It is amazing, though, how much money I DO spend on gifts when it's all bunched together like that .
The tree finally came into the house yesterday, the kids put their gifts under it, but there's no lights or decorations on it yet. However, today is a school cancellation because of freezing rain, so I guess they'll find time doing that now. I finally found the documentation I need to get a passport for our trip to Europe in February (just me and the two youngest and maybe the oldest paying her own way). Paperwork needs to be finished before year end for the Farm, Gifts need to be wrapped (some of them returned, as DD #1 found the real thing in the City), manure still needs to be removed from inside the barn as well as around it to make room for gates etc. to keep cattle and sheep in, the house needs cleaning as always, but seems to be worse during the Holidays. . So there's lots to do around here beside the typical laundry and pile of dishes that need looking after.
If I can't make it online before the Holidays I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah or overall just a nice time of the year.