We got in chicken keeping this year, and our girls have grown up to be quite the big ladies. They have been laying eggs for a couple months now, and we are getting 4 to 5 eggs per day. It's more than enough for JD and me, so I have to give them away to make room for new ones each day.
The chickens are very funny. They love people! We let them roam the property when we're here, and they always run up to see us, clucking away.
I started running in the fall, and entered six 5K races. After the first three, I started placing in my age group, and have earned a first, second and third, in the last few races I ran in. It's a real sense of accomplishment at my age. Even in my 20s, I couldn't run 3 miles. Despite the snow on the ground and sub-freezing temperatures, I am keeping it up and even ran today in the wind and cold.
I did a lot of training with Sailor this summer, and even did a two-day clinic with her. She did exceptionally well, much better than I expected. We went out for trail rides a couple of times with me riding her and my neighbor Joan riding Titan. Both horses seemed to really enjoy that.
Titan's back was bothering him in early fall, so I called the vet and he got his first acupuncture treatment. He was very good about it, although Sailor seemed very distressed about all the needles. The results were amazing. He was much less back sore afterward, and the results have lasted. I think I will have him treated again in the spring.
Here's Titan's Christmas picture. You can tell he looks thrilled.
Happy New Year to everyone!