The Year in Review
Thought you might find it kind of fun to look back over the year with us . . .
In January we traveled by train to California to visit our granddaughter, Taylor, and to watch her play basketball for Hancock College, in Santa Maria.
February was a pretty quiet month. Grandpa's helper, Teeg, was always ready to help feed the animals and keep up with the chores.
In March we had our first calf of the year.
We bought about 3 dozen chicks in
April. We also traveled to Rockport, Texas, for a little R&R. The condo where I took this picture from was heavily damaged in the hurricane in September. Rockport took the eye of the storm.
May was the month we got the greenhouse going in earnest. The summer heat slowed everything down quite a bit, but fall brought a good harvest.
July we introduced Berkshire pork to our meat lineup.
August we introduced Summer Sausage, Beef Sticks, and Beef Jerky.
And the garden harvest was bountiful.
September was the month we were to visit Allan's mom in Houston. We were very fortunate that our trip was not planned for earlier, as we would have been caught in the hurricane.
The cattle were enjoying lush grasses, the calves were all settled, and life was good.
October was a month of contrasts. Allan and I spent a week at the beach at Oak Island, North Carolina, with my sisters and spouses. But the boys also worked very hard branding, castrating, and giving shots to all of the calves.
November we traveled to Texas to visit Allan's mom. The damage to her home from the floods was pretty significant.