Good tidings to you, and all of your flock
We think every birth is miraculous and we are so glad you are here. What a gift you are to the world. —All the hens at Good Spirits Farm (and Daddy Warclucks, too)
Here’s What’s Happening At Good Spirits Farm
We got the tiniest dusting of snow on Christmas Eve, making for the first white Christmas I’ve had in nearly 30 years. What a treat!
Moe, my gruff little quarter horse, got a fluffy thick blanket for Christmas. Unlike my wimpy thoroughbreds, Moe is the kinda horse that doesn’t like admitting he might want a coat. Now that he’s 20 going on 21, he definitely deserves one. Those joints get achy on cold days! (And as of this 13-degree morning he was very snuggly! Moe is on the far right.)
Christmas on a farm is basically like every other day. The animals still need care and there’s always a to-do list that just gets longer if you ignore it. Still, we find the holiday to be a great excuse to spoil our critters just a little more than normal. Extra treats and hay for everyone today. May you have all the treats, snuggly blankets and forage your heart desires today too.
Here’s What I Loved This Week
Last night, as snow was gently falling, I went out to check the animals one last time and heard a flock of sandhill cranes nestled in for the night in the pine trees next to our house. We hear them about once a year as they migrate through. I guess this year they arrived just in time for Christmas. If you want to hear what they sound like, here’s a video. As developments continue to grow around us, I hope we can maintain this safe spot for them to layover for many years to come.