Happy New Year

It’s New Year’s Eve! I have much to look forward to in the coming year. I’ve been working on several projects that will come to fruition in 2013. Very, very soon I’ll have a store up on HenCam and you’ll see one of them! In April The Farmstead Egg Guide and Cookbook will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. I’ve written other books that are in my agent’s hands, and I’m hoping that she will be able to find a publisher for one or more of them. I’ve placed a chick order, and a box of 25 fluff balls will arrive the first week of April. Seven of the chicks will go to live in a coop at a nursing home that I’m consulting with. I have lectures and school visits scheduled (and time in my calendar to schedule more) and, of course, this blog to work on.

I am looking ahead, and have goals, and New Year’s resolutions, but try to keep them in perspective as I’ve learned that the small daily moments here at home are what fill my life with grace.

A very happy New Year to my HenCam friends!


  1. Happy New Year to you!, sounds like a full plate you have and 2013 is 14 ish hours away! what breeds did you decide on ? OR IS THAT FOR ANOTHER POST LOL

  2. Wow! It looks like you have a wonderful 2013 ahead. I’ll be here to cheer you on with all of your accomplishments! Here’s wishing a very Happy New Year to you and your family.

    • I am hoping as well that Terry will get another time of Plymouth Rock as well, be it black, white or buff. And maybe lavender or black Oprhington’s as well.

  3. Happy New Year Terry! Here’s to cherished moments at home, successful ventures and healthy hens!

  4. Terry, Happy New Year to you and all the residents of Little Pond Farm. I’m looking forward to see what you have in store for 2013! Perhaps once I see your baby peeps I will be pushed enough to finally take the plunge of starting my own flock! Excited to hear about the nursing home coop. My mother with her dementia was so calm with animals whether cat or dog, I’m sure a big fluffy hen would have been great too if one had been available!

  5. Happy New Year to all of you. Looking forward to hearing more about the nursing home project. Such a wonderful idea.

  6. Happy New Year to you and your family. I’m glad you were able to get away for a bit and enjoy a well deserved vacation. I was away, too, but went to the cold not the warmth and just returned to the west today. Looking forward to your book and seeing the new chicks.

  7. Terry, Wishing you, your family and all the animals a very HAPPY NEW YEAR.

    Thanks for the HenCam – it is nice to chill-out and relax by viewing all the going ons there. I love logging on to see it has been snowing! Always such a beautiful scene.
    Oh, the blogs are wonderful too.

    Jane B.

  8. Happy New Year !!!
    Thanks for all you do
    your advise ,your devotion ,your presence .