Thursday, December 11, 2008

Stormy weather...............

We are in the midst of our first ice storm of the season. They are predicting an inch or more of ice before the storm is over tomorrow afternoon. Tom and I spent most of the morning finishing up our chores and making sure everything was secure and all the animals were snugged up and ready for the weather. The generator is in place and prepped and the woodboxes are full. We are as ready as we can be.

Little Squirt is doing just fine. She looks bigger today :) When I put Jan in her milking stall, Tom cleans up her box stall. Squirt was jumping and giving little kicks and getting in his way. It was so much fun to watch her. It amazes me how active they are at such a young age (sorry - I couldn't get any new photos today - it was just too dark in the barn).

Despite the dreary weather, I'm fortunate to have some beautiful seasonal plants blooming or getting ready to blossom. I love this Amaryllis. I potted this one just a month ago and it has two beautiful blossoms on it. I have one every Christmas. I love the rich, red color of the blooms.

A close-up view. It looks several different colors in this photo - Isn't it stunning?

This beauty is a Jasmine plant. This was a gift from a dear friend of mine several years ago. It will blossom at different times of the year for no specific reason. It is a very fragile plant that requires lots of TLC. Believe me, the extra care is so worth it. I wish we could add scent to our blogs so you all could smell the blossom. It's incredible. The smell of this one white blossom fills my entire kitchen/dining room.

My Christmas cactus has many buds on it and should bloom just before the holidays. It hasn't blossomed for a couple of years so I'm very excited that it has finally adjusted to the move and that I have finally found the right spot for it :)

~ thanks for visiting with us at Tylerfarm - stay safe & warm ~


Anonymous said...

I hope your ice storm won't be too rough.
I agree about being amazed at those little calves jumping and running around so quick.
I was trying to get Belle's calf into the middle pasture where Belle was and he could run circles around me.
The Amaryllis is beautiful.
We have wild yellow Jasmine here and your are right, it smells so good.
The Christmas cactus reminds me of my Mother. She loves her Christmas cactus.
Have a good weekend and hope the ice isn't bad.

Christy said...

I didn't do any amaryllis this year. I wish I had, they are so beautiful!

Egghead said...

I love baby calves and their antics. We had a calf we named Oreo (because of his coloring) and he was like our child. We had to bottle feed him because he was an orphan and he used to run the fence line bawling when he would spot us through our windows. Used to crack us up. Your Amaryllis is so beautiful. I love the colors.

threecollie said...

Your plants are lovely. I would like to try a jasmine sometime....maybe I will