Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Jan/Feb 2018

This year is starting off well with more knitting done, and all kids off to High school. Our new Wiltipoll sheep are setting in well, and I love how they run to me when I go to their paddocks.  Plum & Herbie pigs are growing well and great company for each other. New baby chicks hatched. The garden is going gangbusters and one cheeky baby goat taking up far too much of any spare time I have - demanding cuddles, while the cats & dogs are happily laying on the porch watching all shenanigans. Was AWESOME to watch my team... the Eagles.. win the Superbowl this year. And the most special part of my year so far was to fly to Philly to sit with my girlfriend while she was in hospital recovering fron spinal surgery. Not great for her but so very nice to spend some time with her...both of us uncharacteristically sitting still... 

2018 begins.

So where did 2017 go? With all good intentions flying by the wayside, 2017 was not the best year with multiple surgical visits to cut out nasty skin cancers from my arms and ear as well as a chunk of melanoma from my forearm which then resulted in the worst & indescribable pain of a frozen shoulder for 9 months that is now finally mending itself without too much pain... just as the specialist determined it would, and could take upto 2.5 years to get mobility back to some sort of normal again.
It was a tough year!!! No puppies planned while I needed a break to rest and heal. Plenty of knitting done but was a struggle and very painful in short spurts.
In the meantime we've added to our family with 2 spoilt pigs, another 2 cats, 10 lovely fat sheep, some really entertaining chickens, and more recently, a very adorable, rascally, baby kid goat.
We've planted new fruit trees & the vegie garden has been started and produced some delicious tomatoes, cucumber, capsicum, watermelon, mint and herbs.