One side of my family hails from Finland, and it is fun to note that Scandinavian Christmas traditions still carry a Yule Buck from ages past. The Yule Buck (or Joulupukki in Finnish) is one of the oldest symbols of the Winter season, in part because Capricorn is the first moon of the new year. [...]
As the sun started to go down on a warm winter’s day, Heidi became restless and did not go inside with the other goats. Moon had delivered her kid earlier in the day, and she and Heidi shared the same due date. It looked as though Heidi would be only a few hours behind.
Don’t you just love a girl who’s right on time? Sunday morning broke with the same grey chilly weather that we have been having so far in December. It was not long though, before the sun began to shine and it turned into a beautiful warm day. What luck! This is the day that the [...]
Well, a bit of bad news about the new twins, as I lost the little boy at barely three days old. He was weak at birth, and could not stand right away, although he certainly could call out and was at least able to scramble and scoot around. I helped several times during the first [...]
My goodness! We had a bit of a surprise this morning… Well, TWO surprises, actually. The cold front that blew in yesterday brought us some harsh wind and sub-freezing temperatures last night. When we turned in, the temperature was 29 degrees, with a wind chill in the low twenties. Yikes! Not exactly what are used [...]