We had to fill the water tank this afternoon. It is amazing how quickly we go thru 300 gallons of water!! But having electricity now, we put the tank heater in it, and it doesn't freeze!!! The horses buckets don't freeze either, and they are drinking gallons, which this time of year... is extremely important!!! Next year when we are living on the farm, and the well is getting water to the barn... this too will become a fond memory!!! (or at least I tell myself that today.. as the snow is falling, the wind is blowing, and I am watching ED do the work!!!!)
The "family" arrived for dinner. I cooked a big turkey, made some meat balls, put a salad together, and we made sandwiches. The driving was not good, I am so happy that everyone came just the same. By the time we were done eating, the weather had let up some, and we decided to make a trip to L.L.Beans. We went there last year, and had a grand time, there were a number of activities going on, tons of people and it was a fun way to spend the evening.
This year it was a bit different... there really wasn't much going on, and the store was very quiet. I don't know if it is a sign of the economy, or just too cold, or what, but it was certainly different from last year. Still, just being with our family makes anytime fun.. we enjoyed it.
Kas, Nate and pups spent the night, and in saying goodbye 2008... I will chalk this year up as a good one.