Happy New Year!

View from our kitchen window one morning.

View from our kitchen window one morning.

2014 was a big year. We found our country home, and while it wasn’t what we initially thought we’d get, we couldn’t be happier with our choice and the potential with it. With this big year, I feel like 2014 has been my year of crying. I cried when we weren’t finding any homes in the country, I cried when we were battling our neighbours (it was pretty bad, as they were just inconsiderate people who had no regard for anyone else), I cried when we bought our home, I cried when I was stressed out from selling our home, I cried when we sold our home, I cried when we moved in our new place… you get the picture!! I don’t know the last time I cried so much in my life, but it was likely when I was little. Now I’m looking forward to a year of less crying… I’m exhausted!

Since the snow came, I get a total kick out of walking around our place (with Daisy-kins) and taking pictures of the different animals tracks I find. Lately, I’ve been seeing lots of coyote tracks, deer tracks (of course), and in the last week a lot of weasel tracks. It’s so much fun for a nature geek like me. I love seeing where they came from, what their regular routes are, and where they’re going. It looks like the coyotes make their way through our field and through the bush at the front just about every evening. I still want to see one, but haven’t yet. The weasel’s are new, and you can see where they dig through the snow to get into the long grass to find mice.

Deer tracks.

Deer tracks.

Coyote tracks.

Coyote tracks.

Hare tracks - I've seen two, and I thought they were kangaroos... they're HUGE.

Hare tracks - I've seen two, and I thought they were kangaroos... they're HUGE.

Weasel tracks.

Weasel tracks.

Daisy likes to sniff the tracks - these are coyote again.

Daisy likes to sniff the tracks - these are coyote again.

Lots of weasel tracks with tunnels under the snow.

Lots of weasel tracks with tunnels under the snow.

The ever-elusive tracks of the Chi-poo, wearing little booties...!

The ever-elusive tracks of the Chi-poo, wearing little booties...!

I’m not big on resolutions, but if I had to pick something, my goal for this year is to create new tracks that take me where my passions live with the person I love most - my hubby. And of course, that cute little fuzzy girl named Daisy who will be alongside with us!