Our tradition began when we moved to Silver City and opened our store. We work such long hours leading up to Christmas that the best thing we can do is go for an overnight camp or a good long hike. This year we opted for the hike, but we started with breakfast.
A ham steak from our 4-H pig, butternut squash seasoned with garam masala, and our favorite French toast using pannetone with a hint of brandy.
Then we were off for a trail at Iron Creek in the Black Range. I've tried to find this trail before with no luck. This attempt was no more successful. We cut brush the entire hike, following a beautiful frozen creek. We just had to look away as the dogs showed no fear on the 45 degree ice slides. Here's Lexi trying to figure out why Tyler is able to stand on the ice even though he doesn't have claws...or does he!