William moved out into his own apartment and is loving his own space and freedom. It's been almost a week now and so I'm sure he's settling into a routine. It's hard as a mother when the kids move out but I also know that there are life lessons that can only be learned from experience and so we hope he'll stay smart and safe.
Here at the farm we're just in a holding pattern waiting for the weather to improve which won't be until March at least I'd think. But Winter also means lambing time, starting seeds and planning all the work for the coming year. Today I took Jordan to the feed store and we stocked up on some hay and feed and bedding for all the animals. The owner let me sweep up his hay barn and keep the sweepings for free so I have 5 medium garbage bags of mixed hay/straw sweepings to use as bedding plus I took 3 trips with the car and got a couple weeks worth of feed stacked in the barn so I'm happy. We finished the last load as the snow started. My lungs are still pretty congested and I can't afford to overdo it today or I'll never get better and Steve's in the city so I need to hold things down here at the farm. The boys helped with chores of course and the girls moved a good chunk of the firewood that was stacked on a tarp under the eaves so it's good to have it indoors. I love my family, they're awesome.