One thing that has come out of the last two years is discovering the charms of our local Nature Center. I'd taken the kids out there for special events a few times when they were younger, but I'd never spent time there as a way to center my mental health. In many ways, these few acres have helped me keep my sanity through this insane time.
We added Silver to the Jones clowder. She was gifted to us by the local Momma Cat.
Little Black is another of her kittens from a previous litter that decided to hang around.
And the squirrel we rescued and released. Peanut's injuries were worse than we at first thought, and he didn't make it through the summer, but we were able to give him some extra months.
And we ended the year with a visit from my daughter, who wasn't able to come home last year because of the pandemic. Having her here was the best present.