New years eve, Kyle and I had a lovely evening of bonfires, margeritas, hors d'oeuvres and Alfred Hitchcock movies. Standing around the fire, being dusted by snowflakes, we played fetch with Ollie until he could no longer find the frisbee in the dark and the snow. The girls were warm in their barn, watching the festivities from the comfort of their window seat. The new year was rung in without bells or whistles. No ball drop, party hats, crowds, or bar bills. Just us kids down here on the farm, standing around a fire in our muck boots, drinking frozen drinks out of authentic German steins in the crisp winter air. In hindsight it probably would have been a little more pleasant if we were drinking hot drinks- like mulled cider...oh well! We've got plenty of winter left for that.
We were gifted a beautiful, homemade, cedar storage bench that Mom made herself. It is taking up residence at the foot of our bed and it is just absolutely beautiful.
The rest of the weekend was spent snowblowing (both with the john deere and the wind), shoveling, and staying cozy in the house when we could. We brought our tree out to May and Chutney on Sunday but that was about as ambitious as we got. The wind and the snow made spending time outside a little less than lovely. I had grand plans of working on the guest bedroom but settled for making some awesome breakfast burritos, spicy homefries, and mamosas before spending the rest of the day in sweats with Kyle, watching Psycho and back episodes of Lost online at Netflix.
I did start shopping for our seeds for this year's garden. We're going to be buying them from High Mowing Organic Seeds just a few towns over from us in Wolcott. They're a great local company that sells organic seeds at fair prices- we like them. Now my only challenge is going to be to wait to start the seeds once they arrive...I'm ready but if we start them now we might have a full-fledged garden in our house before Spring even shows its lovely face- not a good idea when you've got cats and dogs just dying to find something new to dig in. Although, maybe I'll start some herbs and hot peppers just to get my gardening fix...good idea, I think I'll spend my break shopping.