The biggest buzz is our first ever chestnut tree had 8 chestnuts on it in its very first season. It was planted on top of our beloved Caro cat so she sure is giving it her blessing.
The neighbours got 25 of their pine trees cut down. It sure makes a difference for my washing as before the pines would hide the sun in winter at 2pm. I'm loving the extra sun that is coming in and can rest easy knowing no more damage can happen to the barn.
I finished my first ever non scrappy quilt for a 21st birthday gift.
Abbey became a designer and began releasing her knitting patterns.
Lambing time -and we doubted Tup our last years ram was up to the job he produced all twins and triplets.
Once again we had a lamb living in our bathroom - as you do.
A father and son project arrived. They imported a truck from California USA
James was in a car accident and the ute was written off. Thank goodness he wasn't in a plastic car. I can't find the photo of the damage which was terribly scary for a mother to see. He was a very lucky boy to walk away from the crash. We have lots to be thankful for,
infact James has given me quite a few frights this year. The first was when he went up to the shops for me to pick up a few errands and he came back with his hair shaved off. He has had long hair since he was 7 years old.
The other scare was James being in another accident and the bonnet of the truck blew up while he was driving 100ks on the motor way. He managed to stop safely and both Brent and James were unhurt. I'm terribly thankful. I had to laugh yesterday morning James undid more of the apron strings... I asked him to text me when he arrived at work.. he replied - "No mum you will be alright, you will be fine".
we are kiwifruit growers - big buzz
and I turned 50.
It has been a stressful, busy year with lots of changes - but one we have truly been counting our blessings
See you all next year xxx