Black Jack was adopted days before we had to leave. He lives with a wonderful couple now.
We had an early Christmas with my family and the kids performed their solos and duet wonderfully on the keyboard and guitar.
We found a hermit crab living in a pipe. Madison offered him a selection of shells and he quickly ditched the pipe for the whelk shell :)
We had another unexpected visitor in our chicken coop, but this time it wasn't a dog . . . it was a dove :)
And the kids worked very hard preparing the boat to leave. I was very proud of them.
Finally we were underway, plants and chickens too!