Quilting, Farming, Variety

Monday, December 27, 2010

New Start

It was 17* here this morning and this little fellow decided it was time to come into the world, regardless of the temperature, and soon the baby was finding its first meal. I didn't want to try getting closer and maybe break up their bonding time which is so important, especially on such a cold morning. This afternoon the temperature warmed up, the calf was all dry and doing well. It has thick, fuzzy hair; will it be a cold winter?

Yesterday afternoon I carried out the drying cedar and put away most of the Christmas things; I'm not one to leave them out until the new year. The tablecloths have been stripped from the tables and washed free of the crumbs of plenty; the napkins have been washed and ironed, ready to be slipped into their drawer until another year passes.

All our family was together for Christmas, minus the two oldest grandchildren. We chose not to have a traditional meal; instead we had soups, chilies, and salad. Great meal without much work for any one person. Lily brought a new game she got for Christmas, called Apples to Apples, and I think the grown-ups enjoyed it as much or more than the younger ones. Anyway, it sure got loud with all the happiness. This game could be very educational if the players would actually study the words.

Now it's time for a new start; I wanted to open my new jigsaw puzzle today but there was too much housework waiting. I don't make resolutions for the new year, but just take things as they come.


  1. Awwww...what a cute picture! I love a new baby calf. They're so cute to watch when they all get together to play. Yes, a new start....

  2. I always feel sorry for the babies born in cold weather like this.