- The goats all got pinkeye. It looked for a while there like Foxy Brown was going to be permanently blind. She seems to have regained some of her sight - we will see. We had to nuke the whole herd with round after round of antibiotic, so we are obviously not drinking or selling milk these days.
- We had two major floods on the land. All of the buildings on the farm were untouched by the first flood, despite there being enough water that Lowen and Kyle could (and did) take the canoe for a spin around the lawn. The second flood came about a week later and we were not so lucky. More on that in #3.
- The lovely little pondside A-frames (our intern housing) flooded. Evan, Madalyn, and Maxi's tiny little homes were overwhelmed by pond water. They lost a lot of special personal items and we all spent some time late at night up to our waists in pondwater fishing wet clothes and books and musical instruments and artwork out of the water. The cleanup and recovery continues.
- We lost about half of our winter hay supply.
- We lost a bunch of topsoil to the flood.
- My computer died.
- Christopher's computer died. Fortunately, it seems to have come back to life for now.
- We have been up to our ankles in mud most days. Stuck cars, muddy dog, muddy feet, muddy everything.
- A giant sinkhole appeared on the main road leading to our house, taking the road completely out of commission.
|Christopher the morning after|
Everyone around here is very glad February has finally arrived.