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Warmer day today, so lots done, and barn kitty pictures.
Monday, December 19, 2016      9 comments

I spent some time yesterday putting the shrink wrap plastic on the few windows that need it, the deck double doors are the biggest project, takes quite a while getting it on just right, then using the hairdryer to shrink it. I also usually do t... Read more
Even colder!
Thursday, December 15, 2016      8 comments

I was headed to bed but when I turned on the kitchen faucet the cold is not running so I am letting the furnace heat up the cellar to get it defrosted before going to bed, my bed is warming up with the electric blanket. Right now it is -10 out ... Read more
Cold!
Sunday, December 11, 2016      10 comments

I did chores yesterday but didn't let any of the animals out, the wind was so cold yesterday and gusting to 25 mph, plus it was down in the single numbers. Hard to believe they scheduled a power outage last night. Emera was doing some line wor... Read more
Nothing exciting!
Friday, December 09, 2016      8 comments

Seems like this week has flown by so quickly, weekend tomorrow already! It has been cold nights up here, not the below 0 stuff, but in the single numbers. We had such a mild fall that the cold is a surprise. The temps were above average, but ... Read more
Squash and growing your own mushrooms!
Wednesday, December 07, 2016      11 comments

Today I finished the cooking of the squash and spread 3 trays of pumpkin and 7 trays of squash to dry in the dehydrator. Seems like everything takes so much more time then you think it will! I had enough for one more tray but only have 10 tray... Read more
Sunday barn time!
Sunday, December 04, 2016      7 comments

Well the day did have some barn time in the middle! The first project of the day was to get some big bales of hay into the cows, in interesting project with all the snow. It is quite a way to the upper back pasture and the snow was crusted ove... Read more
Much better day!
Friday, December 02, 2016      10 comments

So today I got the scraper blade back in place, finished the muddy wet driveway, got the car shoveled out and in the barn, the truck shoveled out and over where it usually spends the winter and the tractor is in the barn! All that took most of ... Read more
One of those days
Friday, December 02, 2016      9 comments

It snowed again on Wednesday and Thursday, we have over 2' of wet heavy snow. I didn't plow Tuesday morning because we were supposed to get rain on Wednesday and Thursday, but that didn't happen. Chores were extra long because I had to slog th... Read more
Barn project about done today!
Wednesday, November 30, 2016      10 comments

I really took at it today, finished the large sheep pen, the side pen, the llama/alpaca pen, then went on to do the cows ditches which were full of just hay, and around the chicken pen that was wet. My waterer for the chickens is outside the pe... Read more
Getting lots done
Tuesday, November 29, 2016      8 comments

Today I tackled the big sheep pen, and almost got it done, there is only about 1/4 left to do tomorrow. The cows and I came to an agreement early in the game, I didn't chase them off the pile if they would move over when I needed to go through ... Read more
Same old, same old
Sunday, November 27, 2016      7 comments

Well guess what I did today? Barn shoveling again, the small of the two sheep pens is done, along with the donkey pen and the horse pen. Tomorrow on to the larger of the sheep pens, then the small side pen that I use for the ram sometimes and ... Read more
Day in the barn
Friday, November 25, 2016      9 comments

The day started as most days, with chores, this morning I gave the cows the rest of the small potatoes from the neighbor down the road, they were pickouts and the cows sure love potatoes. While they were busy I pushed in 4 big bales of hay to l... Read more
Finally got started on the barn cleanout
Thursday, November 24, 2016      7 comments

I had another eye appointment on Tuesday, seems like every Dr tells you something different, wish they would get together, or at least read your chart before seeing you. My hands are finally not looking so purple, I tried everything to ge... Read more
Purple people eaters eat purple carrots
Tuesday, November 22, 2016      12 comments

Today after morning chores I took a bucket load of purple carrots down to the cows to keep them busy while I pushed in some bales of hay. Guess they don't mind the color, Apache really liked them too. I saved a bucket just for the equines. It... Read more
Expections
Monday, November 21, 2016      10 comments

Seems like even though it is cold sometimes, we have escaped the early snow ground cover we sometimes get in September or October. It has been nice to have the extra time. I finished several things in the last few days, the new lights in ... Read more

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