Laura Wheatley says she and Everly and Georgia had the sniffles between Christmas and New Year’s Eve and had to limit their time away from home. In fact, Laura reports the family was in bed by 9:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. All are regaining their health.
The Wheatley family finally found some small bales of hay to bring home for their calves. The water situation during these cold days is hard on the waterers. However, perhaps the January thaw will help out.
Gary Petit reports just watching TV on New Year’s Eve and holding hands with Cleo. “It’s just too cold to go out only for short drives or a quick trip to town,” he says.
Boyd Udy also reports going to bed by 10 p.m. New Year’s Eve. He says it’s just too cold to ride every day, but he will be ready when the weather gets just a little less cold.
Clynn and Winnie Richman report eating pizza and drinking egg nog in the comfort of their own home New Year’s Eve. They watched the ball drop in Times Square in New York City at 10 p.m. and headed for their nice warm bed.
Winnie scheduled a movie trip for her, April, Marriah, Zacharie and Skyler Richman on Wednesday, but the weather and roads were too terrible to go to town. The trip was rescheduled for Monday. The group went to see “Monsters, Inc.” in 3-D. “It was quite a movie,” Winnie says.
On Thursday before New Year’s Aaron, April and Skyler came out to help feed. Aaron and Skyler did the work; Winnie drove and April kept her company. During feeding Winnie observed two brand new baby calves. Both seem to be doing well so far. “I am so grateful for Aaron’s help,” Winnie says. “I would really have a hard time by myself.”
On Sunday after the block time, Thatcher – Penrose 2nd Ward had their last fifth Sunday linger longer for the year. Winnie attended and took 20 baked potatoes as her portion of the baked potato bar.