Friday, December 31, 2010


We're having a little reprieve from winter today. It was 66 degrees earlier this afternoon! There's no need to be surprised by it. This is Kentucky, after all and the interlude won't last. This time last week, we were anticipating a white Christmas. Today the bees are cleaning out their hive and I feel spring feverish. I am not fooled, though. Winter is just waiting to pounce again
The big girl ewes and the little girl ewes spent most of the afternoon snoozing in the sunshine in their respective fields. Holly moved between the two and slept along with them. Except for a short run to the feed store and what I hoped would be a quick trip into the grocery, I've accomplished very little today. Please tell me why so many people are frantically grocery shopping on New Year's eve? Judging from the mob at the store, we must be the only people in Woodford county who are not having a big feast or party tonight! We'll be lucky to manage being awake at the stroke of midnight, much less out partying!

I've been thinking a lot today, mostly, about the coming year. Shearing and lambing will be here in two short months, then gardening and, most exciting of all, a wedding in the fall. Mike's son, Taylor, and his fiance, Crimson, are planning to be married here on the farm in early October. We have plenty to accomplish between now and then and you'll probably hear a lot about it. We've done this once before, when Mike's daughter, Katie, got married here 6 years ago. I am so pleased that they want this old farm to be the setting for such an important day in their lives. (And, there's nothing like the deadline of a big event to get all those neglected projects finished up!)

However you choose to welcome the new year, I wish for you a safe and satisfying evening and hope you'll join me here for another year of life at Tanglewood Farm. Happy New Year!


  1. Thanks for sharing your farm with us this year. Enjoy the sun while you can! A very happy 2011 to all of you.

    Nancy in Iowa

  2. A Happy and blessed New Year to all!

  3. Happy New Year! I might make it to midnight for the first time in several years!

  4. Happy New Year to you, too! Your box arrived yesterday and I just LOVE the book and yarns. It was the best "Christmas present" I got; thank-you so much!

  5. Happy New Year!! The kids kept saying "spring is here" today, I kept reminding them it is still winter....I guess they will realize I was right in a few days. I hope you are still "mending" quickly from your surgery.