1/18 Twenty degrees below zero! The eagles' nest is in the tree on the right... there are two of them and they are very camera shy and fly off (right) whenever they see us focusing on them!
Gav sleeping with his new trophy.
1-27 Below left: Grandson Gavin holds the race car that won him a trophy in Cub Scouts. Below: proud parents, Carol's son Davd and our daughter-in-love Maggie Montgomery.
2/3 Below: Robin greets the train that runs behind our place twice a week.
3-17 Left and left: Wilson is always climbing something... especially any ladder that we put up. He has to look inside of every basket or barrel and down every hole. He pounces on anything that moves, in the house and out. And he follows Robin all over the farm to see what's going on.
3-31 Left: Our friend Brian helps Robin with the addition to the workshop building. Here they are laying the flooring on top of the foundation. Then came the walls, a window and the roof.
5-9 Above and left: Wilson helps Robin clean out the irrigation ditch and burn the debris in the burn pile. The county provides virtually free water for irrigating all summer. We just have to keep our section clean of leaves and debris. Wilson fell in once... he also fell into the horse's water trough... JUST ONCE!
Far left: 5-9 Robin digs the ditch for the new electric lines to the outbuildings and the water pump.
Left: 6-12 Robin turns on the water pump for the first time to irrigate the pasture and our lawns.
Right: 7-4 Carol has always wanted a horse, so her dream came true when she had a chance to take care of Rio, an arabian owned by our neighbor across the street, for three months in the spring and summer.
8-18 Moving the clay mixer into the new shop using our neighbor's fork lift.
9-11 The harvest from our veggie garden was bountiful!
Far left: 8-27 Carol singing with the ladies ensemble at church (3rd from left).
Left: 10-15 Robin and Carol rock hunting near Huntington, OR (Carol is the shadow taking the picture).
Right: 12-1 The new shop is ready for the grand re-opening of our business.
We've had a wonderful first year in our new home in Emmett and are so grateful the Lord moved us here.
We are spending 4 days at Christmas with David and family, whom we haven't seen since we returned
from Costa Rica in October 2016.
God bless you and yours this Christmas and in the New Year!