I'm happy to be wrapping up another month of winter. Hopefully February will be a little warmer. I wouldn't mind having more snow if it meant we did not have the bone chilling cold we have had the last few days. And the wind........40 to 50 mph gusts yesterday with temps in the teens. You know it's cold around here when the fat woollies *I mean the sheep* don't want to leave the barn. Tub heaters and heat tapes have certainly been working overtime. It's not so windy today but it's about 6. Warm by some standards but cold for us :)
Our girlie's are growing and are as sweet as can be. They both needed a bigger coat. Demmy has the yellow and Annabelle has the light gray. Demmy's coat is a fashionable coat for a Pomeranian dog that my Mom gave me. What a perfect lamb coat. I'm going to look for a few more of these in my travels. Annabelle got the sweatshirt sleeve as the is the smaller of the two. They grew out of their first ones quickly. I'm so reluctant to take them off of them with this bitter cold. Hopefully next week or I'll need to come up with something bigger .
We had a big moon last night - a pretty good indication that it was going to be darn cold. Tonight is the biggest full moon of 2010. Mars is supposed to be bright as well and will be to the left of the moon. I snapped these photos last night as the moon was rising during chore time. If I'm not frozen, I'd like to get a few this evening also.
We have been busy this week getting new items ready for the farm market. We added regular Friday hours to our farm market/shop starting yesterday. We had hand churned butter, butter milk, and fresh mozzarella this week along with our regular products. A steady supply of customers and all the goodies were gone by Friday evening. Will have to make double the amount this week. We are hoping to have yogurt and cream cheese before long. We are out of lamb right now but that should change within the next week or two.
In my spare time I've been looking at my new Johnny's and Fedco seed catalogs. We are paring down a bit on the variety of veggies that we are going to plant, leaving more room for what we really like, what grows and stores well and what our customers like. Hopefully this will work out better for us. It really isn't that long before we can think about planting :)