The Giving of Thanks

It’s that time of year when family and friends get together to celebrate each other and the bounty that life has provided to them.  We were no different.  The country mice went to the city to partake of Thanksgiving festivities at our daughter’s house.  We had a great time and met many of the kids’ new friends.  It was a very different Thanksgiving than I am used to hosting – which is why I guess it was so much fun.  There was still the last minute rush to get food on the table, but everyone was in such a good mood (lots of wine too) that no one seemed to mind.  I think we ate around 9 or 10pm.  The food was great, the company wonderful and eclectic.  A good time was had by all.
The following day we trekked to Canmore to visit with our dear friends Pierre and Christine.  Again, a wonderful time and it just felt so good being back with family and friends that we’re planning other trips back to visit.  It was also fun to see how Calgary has grown in the past year.  Still, we’d rather just be country bumpkins and it was good to be home.
Things are moving slowly in Tway.  We have to finish Ponyville and get the rest of the roof on the garage…wish we had a team of workers – we’d have it all done in a weekend.  At any rate, we poke along and do what we can.  It’ll get done.  Once the roof is on the garage we can start to work on the inside.  That’s what we’ll be up to all winter.
I’m looking forward to next year.  We plan to have more livestock and hope to sell our place in Wakaw and start construction on a home in Tway.  This should be interesting to see how far we get.  At least we have a plan and we know what the desired outcome should be.  As my daddy says, "If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there."  Good advice.  This winter I start working on a business plan for Avalon Lane Farm – so we know where we’re going – and which roads to take to get us there!
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