What is there to say? How to summarize a year like this? Work, travel, family, fun, castles, cooking, friends, love, madness, cows, farm, hot, cold, rain, rain, rain….snow, ice, sunrises, laughing, fields, moments, milk, hugs and kisses. Too much to say and more.
As I try to wrap my brain around the fact that a year has passed (insanity), that I turned 40 this year (yay!), that my hair has been about 6 different colours, that we now own 3 cows, 2 breeding pigs and about a billion chickens it all seems simultaneously normal and bonkers. It seems just weeks ago we were in England with my family but it was 8 months and so much has happened since then. It has been a year of work, of building, of falling down exhausted and getting up again. Of making new friends and discovering how many other people feel the same we do about food and farming and life. Of drawing on the sustenance that is family and holding on tight to that life raft of support. Of standing, in awe, at what nature paints on the sky or the grass we stand on. Too much to sum up in a pithy way, and not necessary either.
So here is to a year well lived, to work done and good times enjoyed. I look forward to taking the lessons learned forward into a joyful, productive and peaceful new year. Sending blessings to everyone reading this for a great turn of the year and for wonderful months to come.
Happy New Year!