January 4, 2013

Friday Follow-Up

This week:

-- As I've done the past several years, I "took inventory" of the homestead, writing down a list of our livestock. A long-time friend suggested this to me a few years ago, saying that Thomas Jefferson kept this habit. I take a few papers outside with me to write the info down (how many chickens there are, for instance, because I can never remember unless I write that down), then copy it into a notebook.

-- My truck's transmission finally went south. It was towed off to the shop on New Year's Eve.

-- We ended the year with about an inch of rain on New Year's Eve, which was so needed and so welcome. 2012 was the hottest year in Oklahoma recorded weather history with an average temperature of 64.1 degrees. It was a very dry year, with rainfall 7.05" below normal. It's been very cold this past week, and the forecast is for continued cold, but last year we had such mild temperatures that we had a lot of insects: fleas, ticks, grasshoppers, and more.

-- And it's still muddy this morning from that rain on Monday!

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