Saturday, January 30, 2010

Good bye January ~

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 :)

10 comments:

threecollie said...

Lovely moon shots and the babies are so cute! I love the idea of the doggie coat!

kristi said...

The moon over here has also been huge and quite beautiful! And oh yes quite cold also! The babies are way too cute Deb! Its wonderful to hear how well the farm store is doing. And I completely agree I am glad January is coming to a close:)

lisa said...

I love the moon! I am glad to hear your shop is doing soo well! You go! I want to try yogurt some day. My girl friend has made it and put jam in it and it is really good that way. Take care and stay warm!

Laura said...

Love your posts, I get a sense that you work hard but are doing something you really love. Thats a lot to produce, are you doing it all from your home kitchen? I am so in awe.

Gayle said...

Wondering why you chose Johnny's and Fedco (haven't heard of the latter)? I was comparing Johnny's to Burpee...Burpee seems to be higher priced, but has a much larger selection. I'm having a hard time deciding where to order my seeds from.

I can't believe all the work you put in to the farm. You are amazing.

Shula said...

That yellow coat is adorable on Demmy. And lovely pictures of the moon. I have to agree it has been terribly cold the last few days. Hopefully February does bring warmer weather, my horse is shedding so he thinks spring is on the way.

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Callie said...

They grow so fast! We wanted to see the moon, but it was overcast. Thanks for the great photos!

DayPhoto said...

Your moon shots are amazing! I try but I never get anything really cool.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Christy said...

Beautiful pictures!