Earlier in the year I had a miscarriage which was hugely disappointing for us. We also had the anniversary of the death of D's brother in September. At the same time we had to deal with some very bad karma from our neighbours, after they accused G of doing something malicious (which he didn't do). The reasons behind their behaviour are still unclear, despite us asking them several times for an explanation. While this has been very stressful for all of us, it has - in a strange way - made us stronger as a family. It has reinforced to us that we need to look out for ourselves and focus more on what we are trying to achieve here on the farm. Produce as much food for ourselves as we can. Be less dependent on others, more self-sufficient. Make things when we can, buy less 'stuff'. And be happy with our 'lot'. You know the story.
So as you can imagine, we are looking forward to a new year, with a more positive outlook.
Wishing you the very best for 2011, and lots of good karma
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