Working in the garden on a Sunday afternoon

We had a skiff of snow Wed and Thursday nights. And Friday night too, now that I think of it. Ohmygoodness. We’ve had the weirdest weather this whole year. And, actually, snow in October is not unheard of. And it melted pretty quickly but it did make me feel the pinch of what’s to come. …

It rained all day. Rained. Then snowed. Then rained again. This kind of weather pattern really reminds me of spring. But I don’t think winter is over. February is the cruelest month. She warms up and blows warm southern breezes across our pastures and lures me into thinking that we might have an early spring. …

Bits and pieces

Just a few odds and ends today. The weather has been really nice~ cold at night but mild and sunny during the day. We’ve also had a bit of freezing fog which makes for interesting diamond deposits on fencing and trees and cow whiskers. Rachael and I took Rhett to the Flathead Spay and Neuter …

Ice sheen

The snow has let up for the time being. And all that is left is the cold, the breeze and a bit of sunshine. Even though it is still below freezing, the sun has touched the drifts so that the snow hills look like big dollops of melting whipped cream. The pig palace has a …

The poop on scoop

I think the boys are trying to tell me something. I haven’t been to the barn for a couple of days. So I have to kind of figure out what’s going on behind the scenes by looking at their pictures. Before I broke my ankle, I tried to clean the barn area on a daily …

Maggie grows a beard

  A snow beard! I think the cows become lazy after a time. It seems that they just eat the snow around their breakfast area instead of walking all the way over to the big tub of fresh water.       “Alllll the waaaay ovvvver therrrrrre” is about 10- 15 yards. I’m sure that …

The first day

Yesterday was the first of many days where my children will be kind of “guest hosting” the blog while I’m laid up with my broken left ankle. It has worked out that the boys will be working with the outside chores: feeding, watering and doctoring (if need be) the big outside animals. And my sweet …