This evening after I was done feeding all the animals, I just stopped and listened for a few minutes. It was absolutely still and quiet out. I just stood there and absorbed the silence. The snow on the trees and ground was muffling all sound, and it was so beautiful out, that I just had to stop and feel it. A special moment indeed.
The goats are all well. They are in full fleece and so soft now! I love just going out there and petting them and burying my hands in their cashmere. I really am a lucky person to live where I do and have all these wonderful creatures around me. Working with cashmere is so great!
There are 14 does that are pregnant now, so there will be lots of babies come Spring.
This fall I had some helpxers up here helping me get things ready for winter. They were all great, and sure were a huge help! I look forward to next year and more of them coming and staying for a week or so at a time and helping me get the things accomplished that I want to.
I'm hoping to get a little guest cabin built, so people can stay in a more comfortable place than my little camper. Although the bed in the camper is comfortable, there just isn't much room in it. I really want to start a farm stay here, which will grow into a fiber arts retreat center in a few years. I would love to have a space to hold classes, have informal spin-ins, knit-ins, etc. The land around us is perfect for hiking, so outdoor activities will be featured, too. That is the dream, and I am starting to seriously work towards that in 2013. Summer will be spent building the cabin to get started. I have a vision for this place that is pretty neat.
Well, have a great Holiday Season everyone!