Still didn’t go very well, but we think the black and white one is about 400-450 lbs, the red one is about 500, and the brown one is a little over 500.
Shelli found this on craigslist of all places today.
Might be worth checking out.
Doing a small Chanukkah observance turned out to be more meaningful than I expected. Each night we lit another candle, read one of the Hallel Psalms (113-118), and prayed together. We did not attempt to follow the strict observance of the Jewish Chanukkah (no offense meant to our Jewish brethren, but we’re not Jewish, and we live under grace, not under the law) but it was spiritually edifying to feel a little kinship with the Israelites, and to pay homage to the Jewish roots of our faith. I hope to have a real menorah next year!
Temperature got up to 60 F today.
Cleaned and re-bedded the chicken coop, built some nest boxes, put up a roost, worked on the garden a little. Know what that means? We’re ahead of schedule!
Ryan had more pics; these are some that Jon took, plus I turned Ryan’s the right way.
We started planning for the Farm Year, and it’s filing up fast. Ryan started a Google calendar where we easily map out the schedule.
January includes butchering, building nest boxes, and the weekly meetings so far.
I am doing a “makeshift menorah” this year; been doing a little research on this commemoration. This is not one of the major feasts and is not in the Bible, but since it coincided with Christmas this year I thought I’d make a little bit of an effort.
Today is the fourth day of the eight day observance.
It’s 7am and freezing!! My tin shed blew away in the middle of the night. My wood stove can barely keep up. My thermometer said 4 degrees. The way the wind is blowing I have a constant draft in my old barn of a house. I can’t keep it above 65. Can’t imagine how bad it would be if I didn’t have wood heat. Zeke had the right idea burying his house.
— Post From My iPhone
Hosted some of our friends and neighbors last night for another Christmas get-together. Played Apples to Apples and Guesstures. We all had a good time, but the camera wasn’t working too well so I didn’t get any good pictures.