Saturday, January 1, 2011

Welcome 2011

"Is it Spring yet!?"

The arctic temperatures have finally relented for a few days and we bask in the 50s and 60s for a while. Perhaps a portent that 2011 may be a better year! Amazing to think one decade of the 21st century has already gone by. We have learned a lot in the short time we have had our mini Jerseys, and while we no longer have "no experience" there is still much more to learn about them. The farm continues to be improved (yes we will finish painting the Red Barn) while at the same time we fight to stop the natural decay and bits falling off that is farm maintenance. Even in the cold and gloom of winter, we can look out over our small bit of the world and think how lucky we are. I have a commute of 400 yards, and am met at every step of the way with moos, neighs, bleats, cock-a-doodle-dos and miaows that signify their relief that breakfast will be served once again. Nothing like being wanted, even if it is the feed that is really important.

All at the farm hope that you and yours will have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011 and, as the old Gaelic blessing goes:

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.