We did, here at our homestead. My sister and nephew came from the Duluth area to share Christmas dinner with us. As usual, I cooked much more than we could eat, but that only means we get to eat leftovers for days! Not a bad thing. My son Bill, his wife, and my grandson, Mason, are coming this Saturday for a second Christmas dinner so I get to do it again. Lucky I lost the six pounds I gained over Thanksgiving!
Meanwhile, Will’s been busy building his new trailer, made from the old mobile home frame. He’s been cutting lumber and bolting it down to the frame. It’s coming along nicely, with more than 2/3 done already. He’s even making another trailer from the rest of the frame to use to haul firewood logs out of the woods when there isn’t enough snow to use the dray. Not bad from “junk,” eh?
Our weather continues to be mild for the Northwoods. Yesterday, it was more than forty above, and we have only about 3 inches of snow on the ground. We’re waiting for the other shoe to fall, though, as usually it’s well below zero this time of the year, plus we usually have several feet of snow on the ground. I remember moving here in February of 2003, having to have a bulldozer clear a trail in — all 1.3 miles — through three feet or more of packed snow. This year it’s much easier on us, for sure. The unseasonable temperatures make it feel like spring so we continue to drool over seed and nursery catalogs, just waiting for spring.
Have a very Happy New Year! — Jackie