It is a tradition that we spend New Year's with our dear friends on The Farm. In past years we'd watched the ball drop, crafted paper hats, partaken of the delights of the farm kitchen...and fallen asleep at 10. This tradition, however, had been interrupted by the addition of Biscuit and Farmbaby to our families. This year, with the Biscuit (largely) sleeping through the night, and a new home built on the property with plenty of room for all, it was time to reclaim The Farm. How wonderful to slip so easily back into our comfy niche there. There was music-making:
Time to finish the last knit of '06 (hey, S, check the album- I used the name you suggested):
Sit and stare time (check out Farmbaby's sweet curls!):
Time to marvel at this handknit tablecloth (!) from Bulgaria, and the way that everything is more beautiful in FarmLight:
There was time to chronicle some of the knits of FarmGirl, who is a Manos hat machine (see FarmGuy above and FarmGirl below for hats in action), and to find new artwork for the Biscuit's room:
And at the end of it all, there was time to gather rosemary and lavender:
And to tie them to the Yule Log (which FarmGirl and I, in a grrrrrl moment, split ourselves) on which we'd written our names, and to sit by the woodstove on New Year's Eve and watch the flames and hope for peace, joy, and more time together in the coming year...and then to fall asleep at 10.
Ah, well. Mimosas all around. Happy New Year!