Happy New Year!

How do you bring in the new year?

In Italy, a tradition is to throw old possessions, like old utensils, furniture and clothes out of the window, in the hopes of forgetting past misfortunes and clearing the decks for good luck in the New Year. In Wales, the back door is opened to release the old spirit of the old year at the first stroke of midnight. It is then locked up to store the luck in, and at the last stroke the New Year is welcomed in at the front door. The people in Spain believe the New Year custom of eating grapes at the stroke of midnight to secure 12 happy months in the coming year. (From 123 New Years)

We like to get together with friends and family, have good conversation, play games and toast the new year with a glass of champagne. I get on this cleaning binge and clear out closets, drawers, pantries and donate the good stuff to the hospice. For me, I think it’s about letting go of the old, to bring in the new.

GARDEN: Boy, are we making progress. It sure helps when you have a helper. We are so grateful! This week, they leveled the old, remaining beds with the tractor to build up the next section. We hope to have the upper garden in full beds, not counting the already established asparagus beds. Pics will be on the blog as soon as they finish. It’s exciting to see the change.

RECYCLE GREETING CARDS: Even though we’ve received less and less Christmas cards throughout the year, I do enjoy them…but what to do with them when we are done enjoying them? I send them to St. Jude’s Ranch so the children can recycle them and make new cards to raise money for the organization. They are accepting used, all-occasion greeting cards until February 28, 2009. Send to:

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
Card Recycling Program
100 St. Jude’s Street
Boulder City, NV 89005

Thanks again for supporting local farms and being a part of our farm family.
Have a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!


One response to this post.

  1. greeting cards from the hear would always be the best thing to give someone special;.~

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