We sold our house and moved to a new house in August 2013 and eldest son went off to college.
My first introduction to keeping chickens in September.
Our dog died in October 2013
I rekindled a new passion after a long 20 years break and bought a new horse in Janurary this year, and boarded her locally until finding a second horse. So it was all systems go to set up our acreage for horses,
My husband in January building me a round pen, what you cant see is the 3ft deep snowy slope he just carried those panels down.
I bought another horse in March which enabled me to bring both horses home. Which for me has always been a dream to have horses at home where I could look out of the window and watch them graze.
We added a new family member in July, this is Marylebone Express aka Marly
I spent the summer with my husband building a hay storage shed, chicken coop, and adding a front and dutch doors to the horses run in shed.
We got to grips with electric fencing, became experts at moving said electric fences to rotate the horses grazing.
I also learnt a lot about having hay cut, who to use, who not to use. And why farmers stress about the weather so much!
I planted tomatoes, cabbage, eggplant, kale and a host of other vegetables and learnt that chickens love my tomatoes!!!
I fractured my finger horse riding! and found out one of my horses does not like water, so one goal next year is to teach her to like it!
As for quilting, I have managed to do some sewing and now that winter is here I will be doing a lot more in the next few months. So keep an eye out for more