A different perspective on the farm
Breeze & Gabe want to know when the FB is coming out!
Back to the barn
Is there hay in here?
The weather guys promised a big storm and for us this was a big storm. 15″ with drifting and more on the way tomorrow. Unfortunately, the “winter weather” tomorrow is suppose to be sleet and freezing rain. Got the generator gassed up for this past weekend, so we’re ready. Then there is the “Nor-easter” that is being promised for Friday and Saturday. I do hope that before the weekend we will be able to get to the feed store (human and livestock). One thing we know for sure before next winter, there are many things we need to do here to upgrade for inclement weather.
It is beautiful though, isn’t it?
Have a great day..either with the snow or what ever your current weather!
Well here we go again, time for the next winter storm. I’ve got to spend the day battening down all the hatches..looks like this storm is going to be accompanied by wind and really low temperatures. The guy we get our straw from said that he has sold more straw this year so far than hay. I know that we have not used this much bedding in the last 10 years combined. I also need to close up the barn this time too. We’re babying our goats more this time of year than usual..don’t want to deal with colds and big bellies, of course our geriatric sheep require more protection.
The really bad part about cold weather and me..all I want to do is cook. I ran by the store on the way home from Co-op deliveries last night, to pick up a few things. These few things equated to $270.00 worth of groceries. I don’t usually go overboard this bad when they call for snow, even though our only snowplow around here, is God, but this time I did for some reason. I have now dubbed Fresh Market as the $300. store..it just kicked Sam’s Club out of that standing.
I guess I should stop Blog babbling and get to work. Need to have my chores done before hubby gets home from work. He’s got to switch vehicles and get wood this evening. Don’t know how we ran out of wood, since we heat with wood, but we are very low.
Everyone have a great Friday. My next entry will probably be pictures of snow…again!
It fell in silence all night Friday and all day Saturday, blanketing the earth with 19 inches of it’s pure white grace. No sounds of cars or trains or even people. There were no prints, not even that of a bird. What an amazing feeling of solitude. The fire in the woodstove crackled sending its warmth into the house. We didn’t even talk as we watched this beautiful scene build through our picture window. I thought fondly of how many snows I had seen in my lifetime and how many of those were this close to Christmas. I thought of Christmas and wondered what we might do that day since Mom is back in the hospital. I thought of my Mom and wished that this draping of perfect beauty could somehow influence her healing process. I thought about my husband who has been my rock through all of the craziness of the last two months and wondered how all of this has made him feel. We gals don’t ask our hubby’s often enough how they are handling things, you know. Then with all of these thoughts and wonders, it hits me…..
Are You People Ever Going To Feed Us???
…the wonderful reality of owning a farm!!