No rush to take down Christmas decorations

Well, Happy New Year to everyone! I’m so happy that we already can see a difference in our daylight hours!
Monday was Ukrainian Christmas and I still have all my decorations and tree up mainly for my Grandma Bliss. Personally, I’m never in a hurry to take my tree down and it hasn’t even been shedding needles all that bad.
It probably is happy to have access to more water inside than it did all summer outside.
I likely will tackle some of my Christmas decorations and outside lights this week, but I’m going to enjoy them as long as I can.
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I’m about a month away from calving so my list of jobs is growing. The barn has to be reorganized for calving and a couple of calf pens need to be put together.
Tags have been ordered but other medical supplies will need to be refreshed.
I sat down and organized my calving book, and it’s difficult sometimes to remember what the quick notes on last spring’s calendar actually meant!
I’m looking forward to seeing what my embryo cows will produce, but nervous that the wolves still are living very close by.
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Just a reminder that if you are interested in ordering Rainy River Raised tags, just get in touch with me and I will place your order.
They take about 10 days, and they come in all colours and many other printing options.
This includes the management tag, as well as the RFID button.
I also hope everyone will take the time to record their RFID numbers this year and I will age-verify your animals for free!
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The Rainy River District Veterinary Committee’s annual meeting is set next Monday (Jan. 14) at 10 a.m. at the Emo Inn.
Everyone is welcome.
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I also have been meaning to congratulate Ken “Kenno” Christiansen on being named Citizen of the Year for 2012 in Fort Frances.
I’ve known Kenno since high school when we faithfully followed the Muskie hockey team around.
He has made a difference in many lives and is very worthy of this award!

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