A year of mud, muck and dead things

Well, that’s another year just about done and dusted.

We’ve done another turn around the sun, had a rather wet year topped and tailed by two hard winters, managed to get in just enough vegetables to keep us going, lost a bit on the pigs, broken even on the poultry, got many, many thorough coatings of mud and muck, and lost a few animals, particularly Graham our prize boar.

But that’s pretty much what you get from a crofting life, so just have a laugh, lift a glass and remember to be happy for living in the muck and mud, for we’re a long time dead.

Lang may yer lums reek!

8 Responses to “A year of mud, muck and dead things”

  1. A hard winter kills insects which would otherwise be a nuisance later in the year, so your adversaries will also be weakened come spring.

    Happy New Year.

  2. LittleFfarm Dairy Reply 1 January, 2011 at 11:09

    Happy New Year to you, my friend! May 2011 prove crofting heaven. Cheers aye – Jo, Tony & “Funny Ffarm” menagerie.

  3. Happy New Year!

  4. Welcome 2011! Dorothea McKellar’s famous poem is once again “right on the money”, with “droughts and flooding rains” across Australia over the past ten or so years and now flooding rains of the current festive season. Here is to a bright and happy year as we all strive to better our lives and those of people around us.

  5. mummys little angel Reply 2 January, 2011 at 16:41

    Happy New Year

  6. Remember – mony a mickle maks a muckle.

    Keep on keeping on.

  7. ‘I love her far horizons, I love her jewel sea’ is that the one? It’s many a year since I sang that at school in WA!

    • That’s the one, I think we all learnt that at school! I love it.

      Stoney, we totally understand where you’re coming from, it’s unpredictable, it’s hardwork, but we wouldn’t swap our small farm life for anything.
      Hope your 2011 is a bumper one.

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