This is my overall impression. There were some positive aspects, but it was mostly negative. I will start with the good:
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers concert but then he died
Loki & Isaac’s wedding celebration
But then there is the bad and the ugly:
Trump inauguration but this was followed by the Women Marches
Bob dying (this was probably the hardest death of the year)
Tom’s emergency on the day the turkey chicks arrived
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.
The one good thing about the inauguration was this video.
Thank you- that is funny!
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.
Thanks Denise- Happy New Year!
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?
It was a lot of losses. Ashley was a fixed male and he is no more. It is sad but there is no way I could keep him.
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 🙂
Thanks for the baahs Happy NewYear
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.
Thank you so much! I hope so too and that you have a wonderful new year.