I got a nasty bug that was going around work. Man o Man. I was sick. I lost over 5 pounds in less than 24 hours. Bonnie and I both got sick. That was unusual. The animals must have gotten concerned about their food supplies. The animals are all fine. Current animal count is 6 llamas, 7 chickens, and 1 big orange cat. We are still looking at feeder-beef and breeding a llama.

I am making farm plans for this spring. Every year we bring the farm back a little more and make it more attractive and useful.

I have some NY state government training coming up. That will be good. There is a lot to learn about all the laws and procedures and what-not with the economic development and planning arena in which I participate.

Then the snow started. After the "storm" was over is when we got hit with most of the snow. I am well enough now to get us dug out and operational again. There is almost no comparison to Antarctica. It is so humid. The air density is nice and high and you can hear birds and other critters. People who are used to living in our area deserve to give them selves a pat on the back though. It is tough here. Traveling in the snow is difficult and dangerous. We have a tendency to forget that. Plan don't drive.

I have all sorts of projects now that I am back from the ice. Some are ice related, some are based on contacts I made on the ice and others I am working on because I have had a fresh set of eyes. The bottom line is that I just have to let things happen. That doesn't mean I am passive. It means I get out what I put in. It is about steering rather than paddling. This is a fundamentally different worldview for me.

This is a photo from the bobcat after I made a pass through the driveway.


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