|Evening of (New Year's day)
Happy New Year to everyone! It was a quiet one here at Tanglewood Farm. I was barely awake at midnight (and Mike was already out!). I can say with certainty that we will never be out on the town, drinking champagne when the ball drops in Times Square!
The weather has been the big story around here, as it has for much of the country. New Year's day we were gifted with the most amazing sunset. It had been a very mild and sunny day - very pleasant for working outdoors. Late in the afternoon, we took a long walk to the back of the farm, exploring the smaller creek and one of the old barns.
As much as I sometimes dislike the old barn that's close by the house, yesterday was one of those times when I was very grateful to have it. We had a day of foul weather - raining hard until late in the afternoon, when it all turned to snow and ice. The girls, along with Buddy and Mr. Bates, were more than happy to be tucked in cozy and warm(ish) for the night.
This morning, it was sunny and bright, with a blue, blue sky. The sheep didn't seem to mind the sparkly snow or below freezing temperatures in the least.
The past few weeks have offered little time for reflection or planning for the coming year. I'm hoping to clear some time (and space in my brain) in the next little while for setting some meaningful goals to accomplish in 2014. I've got lots of plans, hopes and dreams and just need the time to sort out the possible from the maybe-not-so-much! Have you made resolutions, set goals or big plans for the coming year?