2010 in Pictures

by Susan on December 30, 2010

Okay, before you watch my 2010 in Review video, a few caveats. First of all it is long. And by long I mean looooong, like, 28 minutes long. I tried to tighten it up where I could but, I swear, a whole lot happened! So watch when you’ve got some time. And some tissues.

Second, this retrospective cannot be considered complete, in spite of it’s epic length. Some how I managed to get zero pictures of some on my very best friends, like Kris and Charlie, Amy, Shirra and Tanis. But if you spent any time at Juniper Moon Farm in 2010 expect to see yourself in what follows!

Speaking of what you should expect, there are some rather graphic shots of sheep and goats giving birth. Circle of Life, etc.

Also, I might have stolen your pictures. So thanks.

I’d like to dedicate this montage to Sweet William, Tiny, Nan, Daisy and Miss Linda. I miss each of you every single day and the universe is just a little dimmer for me since you left.

2010 in Review from Susan Gibbs on Vimeo.

And thanks to all of you, my lovely friends, for giving me this life. Every single day is a perfect miracle, even the days that suck.


1 knittingfool aka lori December 30, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Truly lovely. Thanks, Susan. ‘Tis been quite a year. Here’s to 2011!

2 Jenny December 30, 2010 at 10:27 pm

That was so great!

3 Carol December 30, 2010 at 10:30 pm

WOW. Speechless, I am. What (a) life!

4 JacobsReward December 30, 2010 at 10:49 pm

You know the hard core groupies – we’re the ones who shout out the name of every animal (and people) who’s face flashes across the screen.

Glorious re-cap. What an incredible year. Indeed – here’s to 2011 and beyond.. xoxo

5 Paula December 30, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Wow! A beautiful year at a beautiful farm. Cheers to a new year, may it be as wonderful.

6 Nancy P December 30, 2010 at 10:57 pm

It’s beautiful, wishing everyone a wonderful 2011, can’t wait to come visit again.

7 Lauria December 30, 2010 at 11:25 pm

Cindy, I totally agree! It was great to see so many familiar, smiling faces!

8 MissMoosey December 30, 2010 at 11:26 pm

I could easily have watched another 28 minutes! Juniper Moon farm has brightened up my day just about every day in 2010. Thank you for all that you do.

9 GrandmaTutu December 30, 2010 at 11:54 pm


10 Dina December 31, 2010 at 12:49 am

Wonderful retrospective. Thank you!

11 Dragan December 31, 2010 at 1:16 am

That was amazing. There were so many things that came up that I’d nearly forgotten about. You were SO busy this year!

I have to tell you I especially liked the first music track though ;)

12 Jan December 31, 2010 at 2:18 am

Beautiful retrospective! I could see your experience in media in the good composition and the way your pictures flowed to tell stories. All the best for 2011.

13 Deb Clemens December 31, 2010 at 6:54 am

that was pretty incredible. Thanks. Funny, I seem to know your critters’ names as well as I know my own!

14 Marla December 31, 2010 at 7:51 am

I especially love how often the animals appear to be smiling. What a beautiful video! Thank you for putting it together for us.

15 Stephanie Randazzo December 31, 2010 at 9:22 am

I have yet to watch. Your last words brought a tear to my eyes …”Every single day is a perfect miracle, even the days that suck.” Your grateful heart and soul bless others – such energy is needed in this world. It is wonderful you found your way to your heart.

16 Andrea December 31, 2010 at 10:31 am

WOW! What a way to launch my own retrospect of 2010… Thanks for sharing!

17 Amy Karasz December 31, 2010 at 11:01 am

Goodness that was beautiful!!!!!!!!

18 Suzy December 31, 2010 at 11:04 am

I LOVE that movie and I’d watch it again and again…It was pretty much a montage of my year too! :)I watch remembering our NYE together that started this incredible year…Thanks Sus for being such a good friend and my farming mentor…I love you!

19 Susan December 31, 2010 at 11:33 am

It was so funny- while I was putting it together, I realized how much time i got to spend with you last year! I love you, Suz. Let’s try to beat your ‘days on the farm’ record in 2011.

20 raphaele December 31, 2010 at 11:32 am

…long, but I enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you for giving a french country girl a lovely site to visit and a life to dream about.

21 Mary F December 31, 2010 at 12:01 pm

From California-Thanks for a glimpse of your beautiful farm life. I know that all the hard work doesn’t show up in these pictures. Keep doing the good work – your farm family loves and needs you!!

22 BethD December 31, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Sheep, goats, lambs, kids, dogs, puppies, chickens, horses, piglets, friends! Who could ask for anything more?
Love the playlist. Love the video.
Wishing you and your family many blessings and many more wonderful memories in the coming year.

23 Roni December 31, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Simply lovely! I didn’t think I would sit through the whole thing on the first viewing, but I couldn’t tear myself away. Thank you.

24 Anne December 31, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Fantastic year in review. Thank you!

25 Jen aka Jellenp December 31, 2010 at 4:28 pm

I am u-n-d-o-n-e. Heart bursting.

Happy new year, everyone.

26 Champagne Maker December 31, 2010 at 4:29 pm

Absolutely PERFECT! Not long enough doll! I’m gonna see it live in 2011…one of my resolutions! Wishing you the best of everything this year! And thanks for sharing your world so generously! xovxov (hugs and stitches!)

27 Cynthia December 31, 2010 at 4:49 pm

So glad I took the time to watch the video. It was great. Thanks.

28 fran December 31, 2010 at 6:01 pm

MAG!!! And so nice to see the faces of many of your regular commenters!! I, too, hope to meet you and the critters in person next year, which is less than 6 hours away, can you believe??? Thanks for such lovelies, all year long!

29 Jennifer King December 31, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Terrific! Happy New Year Susan!

30 Teresa (knittingdancer) December 31, 2010 at 6:52 pm

I thoroughly enjoyed watching this video. Such great pictures. Thank you so much for sharing your life with your readers.

31 Judy B. December 31, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Dear Susan, It’s hard for me to believe that even though I have never met you, and I have never met your animals, Juniper Moon has become an integral part of my daily life through this amazing medium. Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece with us. You inspire me.

32 rebecca December 31, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Dearest Susan- a Happy New Year to you and all of your four and 2 legged crew! Thanks for such beautiful images!

33 Mike January 1, 2011 at 5:26 am

Love the pics, love the music – made me smile. I think I saw a cameo of “Sid Vicious” the hedgehog :)
Have a spectacular 2011!!!!!!

34 Julie Bodette January 1, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Enjoyed every photo!

35 EightPondFarm January 2, 2011 at 12:26 am

Oh, so definitely worth it! Thank you. Happy 2011!!!

36 Maureen J (mljan) January 2, 2011 at 2:08 pm

It took a couple of days for me to find a quiet time to watch this, and I’m so glad I watched with no outside interference.
It’s beautiful, and haunting and fills my heart with sorrow and joy, all the emotions of the year past, now. It’s a beautiful, beautiful story, Susan, and so wonderfully portrayed. Thank you.

37 Kathy January 2, 2011 at 4:13 pm

This is just wonderful, but the horror movie labor pain faces at 11:00 just killed me! Good job!

38 Natalie from Florida January 2, 2011 at 6:42 pm

What a wonderful life indeed, Miss Susan! Great music too. =) All my best for a fantastic 2010…

39 Jen aka Jellenp January 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm

How many times can I watch this? Not sure I can count that hight….

40 Beverly January 4, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Absolutely fabulous. Thank you Susan for giving us this wonderful reminder of the year just past. May 2011 bring you good health and happiness and enough prosperity to enjoy them. Here’s to contentment and peace for all.


41 Lynne Jakobowski January 7, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Thought I would just watch a few minutes, but could not stop watching…I feel so connected to you, your animals and farm and yet, have never met. Maybe 2011! Seeing Tiny again made me cry all over again.

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