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Christmas eve snapshots

Cat naps

We've been doing some heavy visiting in the last week. I enjoy the time with friends and family, but each trip off farm makes simple afternoons at home feel that much more enticing. With our social agenda finally cleared, we spent Christmas Eve emulating Strider --- relaxing.

Goat breakfast

I thought you might enjoy some random shots from a simple, non-work day. Here's the goats' breakfast --- alfalfa pellets, mangels, and butternut squash.

Roasting brussels sprouts

And part of our lunch --- brussels sprouts. With big sprouts like the ones we've been getting this year, they roast better if cut in half (or even in quarters).

Compost pile sprouts

More signs of this crazy warm weather --- summer squash sprouting out of the compost pile.

Blooming dandelion

And a dandelion in full bloom to trick us into thinking it's spring.

I hope you're enjoying this crazy burst of summer in midwinter as much as we are!



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Merry christmas. Its a quiet day here. Hubby is hiking the local mountain and me and my bionic knee stayed home, baked some cookies and started some soup. Just about to take the goaties some dried kale leaves (their fave). Havent been able to convince them that butternuts are tasty ... i keep trying.

Comment by Debra Fri Dec 25 10:50:57 2015
Debra --- You might try baking them a squash to see if that gives them a taste for butternuts. When I give our girls the peels after baking a squash, they go gah-gah over it --- even better than raw, they say!
Comment by anna Fri Dec 25 13:25:34 2015
Thx, will give that a try.
Comment by Deb Fri Dec 25 16:07:20 2015
When I was gathering a huge bag full of bok choy today (which with this mild winter so far has taken over huge areas), I noticed a ton of honey bees buzzing like crazy all of the choy that have bolted and flowered. I stood up for a minute and thought to myself that spring isn't here yet...
Comment by Marco Fri Dec 25 22:58:31 2015
When I was gathering a huge bag full of bok choy today (which with this mild winter so far has taken over huge areas), I noticed a ton of honey bees buzzing like crazy all of the choy that have bolted and flowered. I stood up for a minute and thought to myself that spring isn't here yet...
Comment by Marco Fri Dec 25 22:59:37 2015