A New Year, and an Amended Plan. Sort of.
Well, long time, no write. I’ve been absent from this space so long, it’s hard to know where to start. Maybe with a Hi (insert waving hand). Many times I have sat down and got to the point of transferring photos to the gallery for a blog post and then writer’s block or blogger’s block sets in. So many things have changed, and stayed the same it’s hard to know what to write about. Jane and Jude need a proper blog post, the garden reduction plan needs a blog post, and since many “readers” on Instagram are new I think the whys and hows of why we use a feeding shed in the winter is a good candidate also. Instagram is great and more real-time, but you can’t really get into the nitty-gritty of much of anything. Plus typing is just so much more enjoyable than texting.
We miss our old doggie, Melvin, but I have to honestly say two dogs is a good fit. Especially two dogs that get along. Melvin and Grady wanted to fight to the death every single day. Many times I wanted to strangle the both of them, and I am sure Trace did too. Trace pushing ten is showing signs of age, and Grady, at three is getting, let’s just say, more mature. I’ve had mostly Aussies in my life, so I have no idea if their propensity for turning into a calm dog at age four is the same with other breeds or not. But, sigh, we’re almost there with Grady. He acts about 20% pup, and 80% dog now. And he loves his big brother Trace (sometimes too much according to Trace) so not a hint of any kind of aggression.
Our winter this year has been like the winters of my childhood, lots of snow and our usual transition from cold spells with a whopping ice storm. We’ve had two, and I have to honestly say, I don’t like it much. Too much work just to maintain the heat, water, and livestock. We have definitely gotten spoiled these past few mild winters. We went into winter with a full barn of hay, and an overflowing woodshed so I shouldn’t really grumble too much.
So, I’ll leave off now with hopes to try to blog on a regular schedule.