Friday, December 25, 2015

Happy Christmas!!

How was your holiday? The weather here was absolutely gorgeous. Plus 15 and sunny. So we took some time this afternoon after we'd eaten to go into the garden and do some measuring. It's easier to plan now than when there's feet of snow on the ground. We looked at the most level spots for greenhouses and walked through areas we can put into production for next year. It was a good afternoon. 

This morning Steve got the roof shingles nailed back down that came off in the wind and he fixed the greenhouse roof and wood shed too. It's the end of December and we have about 80% or more of our wood left. The rule used by the older farmers hereabouts is that on Groundhog Day in February you should have half your wood and half your hay. That covers you for a late wet spring or a really cold March. 

Well it's been a fun day of chores, kids visits, home grown food and lots of games. All I really want to do is crawl into bed and fall asleep reading the seed catalogues. 

I hope you all had a lovely day and that the rest of your weekend is relaxing and filled with joy. 

All our best wishes, The Faires. 


  1. We had a wonderful day, made all so special with a leg of your lamb. Thanks Elizabeth. Th S&K pie is in the freezer, I am looking forward to that!
    Phil & Joyce

    1. Thanks Phil and Joyce. Our very best wishes for 2016. Hope it brings you great joy and contentment at your little hilltop farm.

  2. Forgot to ask you, when do you want that hay moving?