Weather wise January only had a few cold days but a couple of those were bitter indeed. It was wet despite not that much rain fall so we kept the horses stabled to give the field a breather and try to prevent further damage to the grass. We're doing the same this year.
I started cooking from recipe books which was one of my New Year ideas for myself. I have so many books and all of them underused.
I took time out to add up the previous year's bills for oil, coal, water and electricity so we could compare them to 2017's use, just like we've done this year.
I started records for everything, something I'd not done enough of in 2016.
Egg sales started in a more serious manner, starting as we meant to go on. The income covered the poultry feed which was good considering they were all housed due to the Avian flu lockdown.
We invested in a few trees (fig, pear, almond and apricot).
The greenhouse frame went up to house some of the poultry during the lockdown.
I planned and planned the coming year's harvest before finally getting some seeds in after waiting what felt like an age!
Steven made his first handmade item of the year, the bottle and glass rack that he put up on the kitchen wall.
The polytunnel was purchased and Ste built it so it was never going anywhere!
The horses enjoyed some outdoor time in the car park whilst the fields are closed.