|Our Christmas tree, complete with the|
parcel I tried to post before Christmas
|Made by some ladies from our Danish Church|
|Another Danish Christmas ornament|
|A Latvian walking stick and a wooden ornament from the UK|
|One of the angels I bought whilst in America|
|Oh yes and he makes an appearance|
every year too now. A freebie
from Denmark during a shopping spree
|No Christmas is complete without a nativity scene is it,|
with of course a few onlookers like Dally Llama, some
rather oversized fluffy sheep and Bagpuss
|The embroidery that the cat narrowly missed. This includes|
all sorts of textile memories from grandmothers. There is
even an unfinished bit of hairpin lace, still on the hairpin
|A gift winging its way to the UK for the arrival of a|
grandchild due ever so soon!
|With a teddy in a knitted cocoon. Well every child should|
have a teddy
The results were stunning: The longer rotations produced better yields of both corn and soy, reduced the need for nitrogen fertilizer and herbicides by up to 88 percent, reduced the amounts of toxins in groundwater 200-fold and didn’t reduce profits by a single cent.Another blog argues that animals are needed not just for our emotional well being, but also our spiritual well being. Well we have introduced animals into our ecosystem this last year and it has meant some huge changes, but not the sort of changes that we would want to do without as we have observed and laughed at their antics. Hopefully our animals will also improve the fertility of the land with their waste as well as the chickens providing us with meat and eggs and the alpacas with wool. We are already planning on increasing our chicken stock for next year and seeing where we are going to go with the alpacas. We have much to think and plan for next year, that's for sure. At least we had progress on the egg front, we got another egg this week, the first since our debacle of managing to cull the only productive hen we had.
|Close up of teddy made from an old|
So on that note I wish you all a very Happy New Year, and my God bless you richly in love, and peace.