2017 Kind Of Sucked

This is my overall impression.  There were some positive aspects, but it was mostly negative.  I will start with the good:

The Winthrop Blues Festival  William

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers concert  img_2104 but then he died

Eclipse IMG_7693

Cute goslings  Three Goose Fuzzy Butts in a Mud Puddle

Seeing Bob Newman

Loki & Isaac’s wedding celebration  Loki lighting candles

Wyeth exhibit  img_2382

Christmas  russ william and caterpillar

But then there is the bad and the ugly:

Trump inauguration  but this was followed by the Women Marches 

Smashed toe  toe-close-up

Smashed finger  finger

Mona dying


Mona in 2009

Cottonwoods falling down



Daphnie dying daphnie209

Wink dying winkslambs2

Fancy dying


Fancy in 2006

Bob dying (this was probably the hardest death of the year)


Donna holding Bob in 2000

Tom’s emergency on the day the turkey chicks arrived 

turkey chicks light sun 3

turkey chicks in sun light

Doogie died 

doogie and knitting 6:2015

Doogie and knitting June 2015

Mopar died 

9:7:2015 Mopar

9:7:2015 Mopar

Hornets’ stings hornets nest

Forest fires img_2215

Sunny dies Sunny sit 052915

Pig killing 

pigs eating tiramisu 06/17

pigs eating tiramisu 06/17

Jethro dies


Jethro, born 1/2003

So it is apparent that although they were some nice moments, there were a lot of deaths and destruction in 2017 for us.  With the deaths I was unable to take a real vacation this year.  And the year will appropriately end with us butchering our 2 remaining hogs including Ashley, my favorite pig ever.  So 2017 sucked, and I am really hoping 2018 is better.


Ashley 05/17

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10 Responses to 2017 Kind Of Sucked

  1. The one good thing about the inauguration was this video.

  2. Denise says:

    yeah, that about sums it up. some bright spots, but many trying times. That’s an awful lot of loss in one year. Here’s hoping that 2018 is a little less painful.

  3. Michelle says:

    That’s a lot of losses in one year, overarched by an awful administration. Could you keep Ashley to raise piglets? To be the garbage disposal?

  4. mcfwriter says:

    I forgot that you lost both Sunny and Mopar this year (not to mention all the livestock) 🙁 That’s really hard. But I’m so glad you were able to make it to that Tom Petty show, when he was gone only two months later. I hope your 2018 has new hope and new life – maybe some lambs and a new pup or two. Best wishes from the gang at MacFinn Farm (including some baahs from Jocko’s progeny here 🙂

  5. I’m sorry that you went through this. We had about three years in a row that were terrible and for along time after that every tiny thing; every stubbed toe, broken dish, whatever, was like salt in a wound. I really hope 2018 is a better one for you.

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