Right before Christmas we had some of our hogs butchered and they are really tasty. This is great news as these hogs were the first ones from our breeding program. A Tamworth/ Red Wattle hog raised free to roam in the woods and supplemented with organic grain is apparently a winning combination.
Right after the butchering Mark and I flew to Washington DC on some airline miles and then proceeded to make our way west on Amtrak. It was an amazing train tour of our nation with stops in iconic cities along the way as well as surprising our daughter on Christmas at her inlaws in the Midwest. Thanks again Don and Shawna for making our Christmas special.
I'm planning to blog about our trip sometime soon, but I will say now that there are nice people everywhere ( even New Yorkers!) and we live in a great nation that doesn't seem to be as divided as the news makes it out to be. There is also a lot of open land still out there where your cell phones don't work.
We hope that 2016 is a good year and we are trying to map out some goals to help make it so, but one never really knows what the future brings.
Happy New Year!