All of this overshadowed the farm life-- which was full and rich on its own. We had 36 lambs born-- the most ever. Our four, mature finnsheep ewes had their first triplets (3 sets) and quads (one set). My little family worked so well together, all year.
Emily insisted we have another big vegetable garden, and we all took care of sheep, meeting the buyers, transporting sheep to new homes-- until our little flock was down to 22 again.
Now the sheep are calmly waiting until the excitement of lambs in springtime. The gardens are all trimmed up, though curiously lacking the snow cover of a normal, January, Minnesota winter! It's been above freezing many, many days this winter, and snow exists only in shady patches.
I'll put some photos in here soon.
Happy New Year, everyone.