It's that time of year when the days after Thanksgiving seem to blur into each other in the lead up to Christmas. Farm thoughts subside (somewhat) and we scramble around trying to figure out what to get everybody for Christmas. We do know that Lydia the Dog would like a pig friend.
Lydia the Dog and Pig
One gift we sure wish Santa would come around with is a new timing belt for our car. I was on the interstate early one morning this week and it broke, bending valves in the process. It'll be at least a $1400 fix. The car has over 250,000 miles on it so the question is, do we fix it? We certainly can't expect to find a decent replacement car at that price and at least we know the history of this car. It's sort of a funny debate to be having since we don't actually have $1400. Next year I'm planting a money tree on the farm. Actually, I'll put in a whole orchard.
The jury is still out on whether Santa thinks we've been naughty or nice.
Santa says you've been nice.
Santa says you've been naughty.