Merry Christmas to each of you! We had a fantastic surprise when Liberty escaped the winter storms in South Dakota days ahead of her plan and walked down the yard on Thursday morning. She’d driven through the night, through Iowa at 30 miles per hour because of the storm. We’re so glad she made it. We all opened gifts yesterday, and are making a feast now, after church this morning.
We took the first step toward making our little farm work for us this week. We bought four 6-week old rabbits, with the intention to use them as breeding rabbits to raise some of our own meat. They’re already loved and tamed down, days into the venture. As Creed says, we can pet the mamas but we’re going to eat the babies. Sounds morbid when you put it that way – but by all means, make pets of the mamas. For the moment they’re in my house. A good bit of snow and cold temps hit right as we bought them. They should be headed outside this week as temps are supposed to rise. Trying to not stress them out too much in a new place.
This week’s storms gave us a bit of snow. Sledding ended in pain for Sterling when he sledded face first into a tree sapling. His face is pretty torn up. His teeth and eyes are intact, thankfully. It wasn’t pretty. Lach took a tumble and bruised his cheek the day before. Between those two, I’m thinking bubble wrap might be a good investment right now!
And… break over. Time to put the next food in the oven! Happiest of days to you, celebrating the birth of our Savior.