YEAR RECAP

AH, SUGAR, SUGAR

JC cut down a sugar cane stalk yesterday and handed out pieces to everyone to suck on. Mmmm … very delicious! It was like returning to a part of our family history as ourgreat-great … (maternal) grandfather was the first to granulate sugar on his plantation in Louisiana (which is now part of beautiful Audubon Park for those who are familiar with New Orleans).

CHECK LISTS

Nice to know we aren’t alone in the being afflicted with the excessive list making syndrome.Jeff’s making his lists and checking them twice … Time to order seeds, plan for the new year and make goals.

WE THINK WE CAN, WE THINK WE CAN

GOOD NEWS!

It looks like I spoke too hastily in my prediction that we would fall short of our goal of 6,000 pounds (o, me of little faith)!!!! It looks like we are going to make it and possibly surpass our goal!!! We had some orders yesterday (even though orders are down due to customers on vacation and such) and more oranges ripened and that helped. On New Years Day we’ll have our yearly total. STAY TUNED!

LOOKING BACK & FORWARDS

Looking back on 2003, it’s been an eventful year here at the PTF urban homestead. We’ve learned a lot and grown considerably in expanding our skills. JD is always striving to achieve new levels and recently told us of some neato plans of his that he thinks we could tackle. We’re totally excited about these new projects and also a bit frustrated with impatience, as they’ll be a valuable addition to our journey towards self-sufficiency. I can’t wait… Stay tuned… We look forward to what the new year holds… carpe diem! Wishing all a healthy, happy new year.

Weather Report: Nice! Just in time for all those tourists for the Rose Parade and Game.

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