January

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January was a strange month weather-wise. It was really cold for a few days in the yurt, so we bundled up and looked fashionable:

So many layers of wool...

So many layers of wool.

Then, it suddenly got warm and every surface became a skating rink:

Safely navigating our way across the driveway in a box.

Safely navigating our way across the driveway in a box.

The husband shaved his beard and we got fancy for an evening:

The Bearded Wonder is now a teenage version of himself.

The Bearded Wonder is now a teenage version of himself.

I did a decent amount of knitting and finally finished Alma’s doll:

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She finally has a face!

She finally has a face!

Alma really loved her for about three minutes.

Mike went away for a weekend so Alma and I took over the farm duties for a couple days. On our first morning we noticed a broken heat lamp, a broken post in the barn (the cows always get feisty when Mike is away), and the best part: a dead rooster. All was fine in the end and we enjoyed hanging out with the animals. We must have been feeling motivated because we finished the chores, ate breakfast, and even washed the dishes by 9am. After a nap, we de-cluttered and got rid of some stuff. Because, this:

I won't post pictures showing the rest of the yurt that day.

I won’t post pictures showing the rest of the yurt that day… imagine this x 40.

With Mike away, I told Alma she had to pull her weight; so, she started doing household chores at the tender age of one:

Vacuuming.

Vacuuming with a yurt-pole.

Alma played:

She only likes the highest quality of toys.

She only likes the highest quality of toys.

We took a few naps:

Alma passed out on my lap; I'm wearing my neck-extending scarf and the sweater I never take off.

I might have worn that sweater every day of the month.

So, that was January!

 

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