What could be better than listening to Christmas carols as I’m preparing for Christmas dinner with the family? Out of the kitchen window I see beautiful stone houses and rich fields when suddenly, a barn owl swoops by. He’s out hunting in the fields that have supported the succulent fare that I am about to sit down and enjoy. And then I give thanks for the bounty of this land, I’m grateful to Mother Earth for providing for us and the owls. I’m grateful that my entire family can be here this year. And I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice and a wonderful New Year!