Where have I been ? I've been asked that a lot lately and by more than one person.
Well, as you know - life gets busy. Everything gets in the way these days - work, housework, the farm, pottery - but really, I must confess.
I have a new best friend.
That's right. I have a new best friend.
And really, she does take up a lot of my time. Well, at least a lot of my time these past few months since we met.
We've been spending a lot of time together lately, going for long strolls - morning strolls, evening strolls. Strolls in the snow.
She's actually quite helpful though as a friend, and I am very appreciative. Because without her help this past little while - I' have been in real trouble with the chores around here. She's helped me manage the barn chores, and she's helped me getting hay and grain out to the deer in my back pasture (who are starving to death with all this snow).
She's helped me work through a lot of obstacles unfortunately no one else has been able to help with lately. My husband is away frequently with work, and my daughter lives in Newfoundland, and my son, well, he's 18 now - and although he's here for me sometimes, more often than not, he's off with his friends, and I'm here alone (well - if you can count a dog, 9 cats and 27 sheep as being alone) - so she's been a big help especially when I'm here alone.
Well anyway, as I said, she has taken up a lot of my time this past few months. And she has been, like I said - a huge help here. I'd like you to meet her:
That's right - we are drowning in snow. Every week - it seems we get at least another 6 - 10 " dumped on us - so I have been spending a lot of time with my new best friend.
By the way - she needs a name - feel free to send me your thoughts in the comments box (be nice).
She's a very hard working young lady - and I don't know how I'd have got through the past few months without her.
And yes - it's a she. Always ready to work whenever I ask - I never have to ask twice or nag.
OK - let's not go there ;-)