Happy New Year Everyone!
January 1st of 2016 surprised me with a nearly perfect blue sky. Having spent weeks overwhelmed by my Season of Gray, the blue sky was the perfect antidote to my melancholy, and, in my own humble opinion, barn chores under the blue sky were the perfect was to start the new year.
First thing, I wandered out to one of the back pasture to check on a tree fall that one of my neighbors reported to me. Their tree; our fence.
It pretty much destroyed that section of fence, but it’s so big that no one is going anywhere over, around, or through it. I don’t have to worry for a while. (I told Jeremiah that we should chainsaw it in interesting ways and leave it as fence…easier than hauling it out.)
The llamas and ponies followed me to the back pasture and set about munching on whatever they could find while I studied the tree fall. It was picture perfect.
Later, checking on the big horses, I was greeted by my four monsters watching me from over their hay bale.
That evening, our first sunset of 2016 was stunning, hopefully a promise of a better year to come.
2015 was a hell of a thing in my world; I was not sad to see it go. Here’s to a better 2016 for all of us!
P.S. – This is my 100th post on AlmostFarmgirl! Thanks to everyone out there for reading. (You guys are my favorite.) If you’re looking for an additional way to follow the adventures at the ranch, I have a facebook page for AlmostFarmgirl as well. I use it to post videos and some photos that never make it into a blog post. (Just the other day I posted a video of my llama herd lined up and following me into the back fields, before that a video of what it looks like when two mini ponies and three llamas decide it’s time to PLAY!) Follow facebook.com/almostfarmgirl. I’d love to see you there.