Sunday, December 30, 2012

My 2012

2012 is almost over and it has been an awesome year!
It´s been about achieving goals and dreams coming true, hard work and lots of fun.
This morning I saw a beautiful post "A year in pictures" at one of my favorite blogs
I was inspired to do my own year in pictures. Here it is!
In January we moved to the ranch. It was a rainy and cold month. Even though we were very eager to do some ranching we spent a lot of time in front of the fireplace reading books about ranching and planning our work.

We had rain in February as well but we did a lot of riding anyway. Above is Joel and Trigger.

March had almost three weeks of snow! On the picture is Neikka and Bo playing in the snow.

April - Two friends, Marlin and Diamond enjoys the sun together.

Stella came to us in May. She came having serious aggression issues, including biting kids. She is now a loved member of our family.

In June we bought a start kit for Oyster Mushrooms at Whole Foods. After that we expanded our mushroom farm to producing all the mushrooms we can eat.

Our daughter Hayley Cecilia Northcutt is born on July25.
She´s only a few minutes old on the picture.

 In August we did a lot of hiking. It was awesome to be able to be outside again.

I bought my Icelandic Horse Faxi in June but he came to the ranch September 1st.

October was a beautiful month with lots of wonderful rides.

In November a childhood dream of mine, having alpacas, came true.
On the picture Eenie, Meniee, Miniie and Moe.

We spent December in Napa. Above is Joel playing with one of his Christmas gifts.

I hope you had a good year 2012 and I wish you an awesome 2013. Happy New Year!


  1. Gott Nytt År Maria! Så roligt att du hittade till min blogg och jag till din. :)
    Du/ni har hunnit med mycket i år. Alla ser ut att trivas på ranchen.

    1. Gott Nytt År Anne-Marie! Jag är mycket glad att vi hittade varandra :) Vi får se till att träffas under 2013.


  2. Beautiful post Maria! Me and Gia are having so much fun looking at it. She has pointed out to doogie, horsey, bread and baby so far. The alpacas have her confused :)
    Wish you and your family a very happy new year!
    Lots of Love to Hailey and Joel too.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thank you!!! AND Happy Birthday :) Happy New Year!

    Love Maria

  4. I love how your 2012 went - full of encounters with nature! :) Anyway, what’s the sense of living in a ranch without those, right? I’m smitten by your Icelandic horse. It’s not my dream breed, but the way it looks from that angle is really magnificent! I hope you’ll have a better 2013! :D

    1. Thank you! That´s the beauty, I´m totally lost without nature...don´t tell anyone ;)

      Have a wonderful 2013!

  5. Beautiful post! Our daughter was also born on July 25th. She is now 34 and is pregnant, so I have my first granddaughter on the way! My sister-in-law has 10 acres of merlot, up on Howell Mountain. We travel to Napa about once a year (we live near Palm Springs). I have 4 rescue horses myself, so I LOVE your blog!
    ~~Cheryl Ann~~

    1. Thank you so much!
      How exciting! Congratulations Grandma!

      Napa is very beautiful indeed. What kind of horses do you have?

      Thank you and see you soon~ Maria


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