Sad but true. I've been neglecting my blog lately. It's not that there hasn't been anything to blog about - living on a farm means there's always some kind of activity. It's just that I've been feeling the tug of so many things in my life that blogging has ended up on the bottom of my To Do list.
This morning I thought about all the things I want to accomplish in a day and realized sometimes it's quite a lot - and I don't even have an outside job! Mornings often consist of letting the chickens out of their coop, visiting with the goats, feeding the pets, checking my email, catching up on blog reading, working through the Bible in a year, journaling, doing yoga, cleaning the kitchen, doing other housework, and getting some school work in. Then I have chores to do, animals to check on, errands to run, more school work, cooking, etc. The days really fill up fast.
We've had some new births on the farm - several new kids. Unfortunately, we did loose three of the kids but this winter has been nothing like last when at one point we seemed to be losing goats every day. Yesterday, one of our goats, Judy, had two of the prettiest kids I've ever seen on the farm. Too bad they're males as we sell all the males. We didn't know she was as far along as she was so the babies were a bit of a surprise. By the time my husband found them, they were cleaned up and fluffy, and already standing. I've been bad about taking photos and I'm going to try to be better about it as I love to share pictures of my beautiful goats.
We've had strange weather this winter. A couple of snow storms and then some 60 degree days. Mainly, though, it's been freezing. I don't think I will ever get used to it - my body demands 80 degree days. I have gone through a bit of evolution as far as the cold is concerned. My first winter here, I was cold, very cold, but it was a novelty since I had never lived in a cold climate. The second winter, the novelty had worn off and I spent winters two through seven in a deep state of depression and denial. Now, however, I've reached acceptance - it's just the way it is. I'm cold but I deal with it. And I'm very much looking forward to that early spring.
I also bought myself a new computer. My laptop was 5-6 years old and was slow to start up and always giving me problems. I was afraid of it crashing and taking everything with it so I splurged - nothing fancy, of course, just another simple laptop.
School can be problematic at times as the workload sometimes seems unreasonable. I mean, why can't they just let me read the assignments and then award me the degree? All the writing and research, in addition to the reading, is really a time sapper.
Now that I've brought you up to date, maybe you'll excuse my occasional absences from the blogging world. For those of you who blog, I continue to read your posts although I don't always comment. I'll get better again this summer, I promise.