Anyhow, this New Years Eve, 2014, has been spent eating pizza with the daughters, son-in-law, grandbaby and a lil' one we're babysitting. Then, watching TV, not the comedy movies we got, because hubby groused about it. He's being a grump because Lyndsey is leaving for college on Saturday and he is pouting. Oh well, his mood won't bring my desire for a fresh start to a halt.
We are starting 2015 off with a bang, for the very first time, we are butchering roosters on Saturday. We did one turkey earlier, but we have 9 young roo's who are eating too much and being too "amorous". We have a couple of friends coming to help and I must admit, I'm pretty excited. I'll be letting them rest in the refrigerator overnight and then canning them the next day. Our freezers are full with a steer, a hog and 3 deer, I'm scared to death something is going to happen and we'll lose all that meat. Lambs are due soon, we did thin the flock, so we only have two ewes on the farm. Hoping for easy labors with no pulling involved.
Tomorrow we will finally take down the tree (Lyndsey begged for it to be left up, normally I'm a "day after Christmas" girl). Then we'll be going with friends to pick up trash at one of the pioneer cemeteries. A lot of my relatives are buried there, so it'll be fun to show them the headstones and tell the history that I know. John Silveira (from Backwoods Home fame-I hobnob with the best of them) will be coming with his camera, with his permission I'll share some of the headstone photos. Then we'll stop for cocoa with everyone. Home to a relaxing afternoon of whatever we want to do, followed by dinner of salami, cheeses, etc. I had today through Sunday off, so it's a mini vacation.
Hope you all have a wonderful evening and day, no matter how or if you celebrate.
Here's what else that's been happening!