Meanwhile, we have been mostly doing not much here. I made 75 chocolate truffles for christmas presents, and baked the world's tastiest ham (orange juice, honey and cloves, sooo good), but the sum total of our decorations was the felt Christmas tree my mom guilted me into completing while she was visiting. It turned out nice, but had to be kept well out of the grabby reach of the babes.
Daniel is off for Christmas break, and we've been taking some walks, teaching the babes how to herd various animals. My work will be done when we've taught him how to open and close gates. Then I can retire from farm work.
In random news, we are baby-sitting my brother-in-law's agouti. Here is the not very informative wikipedia link if you don't know what one is. Basically it's a nocturnal rodent, about the size of a cat, and people like to eat them. Also, it has a very scary growl and teeth, which is why the picture is blurry.
And finally, a few weeks ago the end of the rainbow was in my back yard. Still haven't found that pot of gold....