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A little warmer today!
Monday, March 06, 2017      8 comments

Such a relief to have the wind calm down, it was blowing pretty good in the morning but by 2-3 it was down to only 3-8 mph, you sure can tell by the temperature in the house, I could not get the heat up to 55 this weekend no matter how much pell... Read more
Just trying to stay warm
Sunday, March 05, 2017      17 comments

The cold has been brutal here, with high winds, there is a cold advisory for here from midnight to 9 am for temps -26 to -31 with wind chill. Tomorrow the wind is supposed to be 20-25 mph most of the day. I get the west wind right off Mt Katahd... Read more
Tuesday eye appointment time again, lily pictures.
Wednesday, March 01, 2017      10 comments

I had yet another eye appointment yesterday, it was at the odd time of 11:50, I set my alarm to get up on time to do chores, get out of barn clothing and cleaned up but it was one of those nights. I just toss and turned until after 4:30, then s... Read more
Barn days
Tuesday, February 28, 2017      13 comments

Saturday and Sunday I did barn things. There was a lot of grain to put away so I split into two days, just a little easier with a stack from two trips to Houlton. So I got most of the oats, the textured grain and hen crumbles put away, and eno... Read more
Beautiful Week
Friday, February 24, 2017      13 comments

The weather has been beautiful all week, nice to get things done outside. Sure makes you yearn for spring! I spent some time in the workshop trying to organize the mess, seems like things sure get piled up. The workbench had become a huge pil... Read more
Usual Sunday
Sunday, February 19, 2017      10 comments

I think I am taking tomorrow off, get in the car and go somewhere! My muscles need a rest! Today I did barn cleaning out, the manure pile tends to sink down from week to week, even with the cold. So today I was trying to fix the ramp the lazy... Read more
Sunny day today....but lots of wind
Friday, February 17, 2017      11 comments

I went down and sold eggs today, the wind was rocking my car! The snow banks are high down there too, but that is only 18 miles south of here. It is nice to have a quieter day! Yesterday was barn clean out day, that took a while because I... Read more
Finally mostly dug out
Thursday, February 16, 2017      13 comments

Yesterday just kept going, my neighbor said he would be late bringing the compressor over, so I read for a while, he got here at midnight. I shoveled a path from the road, it was very deep up there so we could get the compressor down into the y... Read more
Snow days
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      17 comments

It snowed most of yesterday, we supposedly got 36" here, but that would be hard to tell since it is mostly laying around in very tall drifts. The snow blocked all my windows downstairs, plus all the lower-level barn windows, makes it kind of da... Read more
Kind of sore today
Sunday, February 12, 2017      14 comments

Wow, the things that are sore the days after a fall, feels like I have whiplash or something. My hip is swollen and glorious shades of black and purple, but that was expected, I was trying to determine if my very sore right ankle was because of... Read more
Weather, bread and the house mortgage is all paid!
Saturday, February 11, 2017      14 comments

Wow it is cold, several days of it so far. I talked to my Dad last night and he cheerfully told me that we were expecting snow 6 days out of 8, not a cheerful though for me, just a lot of plowing. The wind was quite strong on Friday, I wasn't ... Read more
Bread and Delayed barn cleaning finally done
Wednesday, February 08, 2017      15 comments

Monday and Tuesday were just too cold for me to open up the barn, so I did some research on a bread making project. I have good recipes for sourdough bread and Italian crusty loaves, but want go to recipes for several other kinds of bread. My ... Read more
Sunday, accomplished a lot but not what I thought I would be doing!
Monday, February 06, 2017      12 comments

As you have figured out by now I usually spend a lot of time getting things straightened out in the barn on Sunday. That practice was definitely sprung out of getting ready for the work week, which may not be necessary anymore. So this Sunday ... Read more
Egg day
Friday, February 03, 2017      12 comments

I went to Millinocket today after chores, I have been going every other week to sell eggs, it was no problem to sell them all today, guess word is getting around now that I am back. It was a cold day, I brought a thermos of nice hot turkey vega... Read more
Calliope
Thursday, February 02, 2017      10 comments

I haven't watched a streaming program on Amazon for a long time so I brought up an old Star Trek the next Generation on my iPad. Guess I never noticed that Calliope watched a screen because I don't have a TV and it has been a couple years since... Read more

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