I feel I have to catch up (here) on two weeks worth of life, but as this is impossible, I will relate some highlights.
We carolled at the local Dollar General store on Christmas Eve. Christmas morning the boys served Mass in the new cassocks (ordered in June, promised in September, arrived the week before Christmas).
Christmas day was wonderful. We had some friends over and sang and rejoiced together. During the next few days, we did some day-visiting with friends, having some of the best pumpkin pie and boston butt found in the world. My sister came to visit, and again we celebrated Christmas.
Finally we got back to work here. As noted on the 29th, we had a dry-lot issue. We built a new pen, house, and moved the boar and gilts without incident (Is it experience or luck? Am I almost ready to write a book?). We will leave the two muddy pens empty for at least 3 months.
Of note, Mrs. Curley received a digital camera for Christmas. The video a few days ago is courtesy of "Mrs. Curley's" new piece of technology. (What happened to 'flipping the switch' on technology? Another story to be discussed, but already this new marvel of technology has proven the saying, true even of so-called labor-saving devices: the more you have, the more time you have to spend taking care of it.)
Merry Christmas! Oremus pro invicem!