Yes, we had many presents, a very excited little girl, and all the rest; but we also had a breathtakingly beautiful white Christmas with 6 or so inches of fluffy snow on top of what we already had. The chicken portraits were inspired by my new zoom lens. We also had a beautiful platter of FRESH veggies picked today! I took a picture of my harvest basket nestled in the snow. Absolutely amazing. The word sustenance has been in my head all day. The sustenance of home-grown food even in the coldest winter and the sustenance of our souls and our family on this Christmas day. I thought of all the eggs those ladies have “donated” to the sustenance of our bodies and the hours of enjoyment they and the goats provide us. I gave the goats and chickens my best rendition of “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.” Insane?, perhaps, but I think they enjoyed it.
Now, Paco is on his way out the door with a big basket of carrot, radish, and beet trimmings for the chickens and goats. Sustenance.