We've had a rocky start to the month with some type of "stomach flu" infecting most everyone. Only 3 have avoided it--so far! We did get to Celebrate Carlina's 20th birthday while she was home and I can see the light at the end of the "birthday season"...one more! Garrett turns 10 on the 29th! We always have a real Christmas tree and got ours up on Dec. 1st. So far we have lost a duck and a chicken in December, hopefully we can make it through the winter without any more losses, but I am not hopeful. We also lost a kitty about a month back and I think we can attribute that to the mountain lion roaming around. Jesse saw him in the field across from our house a few weeks back. Hopefully he has moved on! That is not his actual photo, lol.