Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Out with the old

 Don't know about you folks,  but I'm feeling very disoriented.  I can't seem to figure out what day of the week it is.  I love having Christmas and New Years on a weekday because it seems to extend the days of celebration,  but it's confusing to have Mike home four days in a row!  All day yesterday,  I felt as though it was Sunday,  therefore today must be Monday (although the calendar plainly says it's Wednesday).  Oh well,  maybe next week I'll get back on track. 

I've been catching up on some blog reading today.  I've neglected not just my own blog,  but have had difficulty finding time to read some of my favorites.  So many have wonderful,  inspirational posts up right now.  Susan Branch has written about some very specific ways to focus on starting your new year off on a positive note.  One of the things I love about her blog is how she always has uplifting thoughts to share.  Read it and see if it doesn't make you feel like your dreams are possible.

I've been thinking a lot about how I want this year to be.  I know myself well enough to not make grandiose resolutions.  I'd be doomed from the get-go!  Part of my hope for 2013 is to become a more positive person,  so there's no sense setting goals I'm not likely to reach.  Here's what I have decided is reasonable and attainable - finish what I start.  I pinned those words on Pinterest not long ago and they have been stuck in my head since then.  I'm pretty good at starting projects,  not so good at finishing.  I'm planning on using my newly positive outlook to complete some of those knitting projects that have been languishing and I'm going to finish cooking my way through the recipes I received in the Whole Foods Kitchen on-line course I took during the fall (she's starting a new session soon).  That's where I plan to begin.  We'll see where it takes me!

The sun is out today for the first time in a while.  I don't mind dark cloudy days so much,  but the sheep seem to be enjoying the sunshine and the chickens are deliriously happy to be out scratching around.  So,  we're all in a happy,  positive mood around the farm today.  See there,  I'm working on it already!


  1. I love that post! I'm glad everyone out there is so happy! :)

    This is out of no where, but do you know a good way to tell if a sheep is pregnant?

    Thanks, and Happy New Year!

  2. Grace-sheep gestation is approximately 145 days. In the last month or so, you can usually observe udder development and, if the ewe has been shorn, you should be able to tell by her size and shape. Earlier diagnosis can be done by ultrasound. Do you have any idea when she might have been exposed to the ram?

  3. We thought she was pregnant in September, until she went into heat 2 months later. What's that about?

  4. We thought she was pregnant in September until she went into heat 2 months later. What's that about?