Merry and Blessed Christmas to all on the Easy. Haven't posted in a while. Winter in MN. My layers are doing great. They are big and healthy and just blooming with the new feathers since molting. 3-6 eggs a day from 11 hens. A good winter average and the Black Stars are the best layers. Snow isn't deep yet so they get a lot of outside time. Our kids started arriving last night. Christmas on the ranch has become a tradition. Fortunate to have them all close by. Midnight Mass tonight. There will be 10 of us for dinner and gifts tomorrow. Marilyn is having Cornish game hens. Basted and roasted with stuffing and fixins' and pies for dessert. Grand daughters are with their mother today but with us at church and out here tomorrow. It is easy to buy gifts for the women in my life (wife and daughters). They are horsewomen. Our 3 sons and son in law are easy also. Sports equipment or tools. I understand feeling depressed and wanting to be alone Sandi. I used to get the same way. Had a disfunctional and abusive childhood. I used to skip the Holidays. Changed now. Family and Forgiveness are the answer for me. Anyway, 30 degrees to day, bright sun on new snow. Stunning out there. We have a light bob sled but my great old mare has gotten too old to hook up anymore. Need to start another horse in harness. Will celebrate this beautiful Christmas Eve day by praising and thanking God as I ride my stallion in the fields and woods today. Best of the Christmas season to all.