Saturday, January 22, 2011

A frosty January greeting ~

Mother nature has been doing her job lately and doing it well!  Snow, snow and more snow.  This photo was from a storm we had last week.  Not only did it snow inches per hour, the winds were furious. A true Nor'Easter enveloped the farm and hurled at us for a good 16 - 18 hours.  26 inches of new snow in one storm ~ yesterday another "small" storm dumped an additional 9 inches.

The red sky does not show up well in the photo along with the huge fireball in the center.  I took this photo as the sun was rising.  I knew before the day was over we were going to be hit with another snowstorm.  Everything was so serene.........the calm before the storm never lies :)

The animals all fared well as did those of us who were housebound.  Three of us spent hours cleaning up and moving snow around.  Thankfully the temps were not brutal.  That is all about to change so I hear.

The predicted low for us on Sunday evening :  -30!  Now that's  cold.  Mind you, I love winter and think all the snow is just beautiful.  I'm not appreciative of temperatures that cold.  The heat tapes are on in the barn and the tub heaters will work overtime.  One tub I cover with plywood, the other is in the sheep barn.  With everyone huddled in that barn,  that water will not get so cold.

A busy weekend preparing the barn to keep everyone comfortable; stacking extra fire wood on the porch and keeping the woodstoves cranking.

Tom and I are car shopping today.  He knows what he wants and we have a destination in mind.  He's done awesome and will be very happy to have his own wheels again!

That's about it from here......hope you are well and staying warm.

 A friend sent me a great quote and I wanted to share it - great words of wisdom :)

"There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. So, love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of LIFE...Getting back up is LIVING....."


threecollie said...

Oh, man, I hate it when it gets below zero and thirty below is awful. I hope you can stay warm and safe. Take care!

Country Girl said...

Simply cannot believe all the snow. But I loved seeing it and hearing about it here on your blog.
And I loved this quote. Good luck with the wheels! Missed you.

Shula said...

Eck and I thought we had it bad with the snow and cold weather. Thanks for the perspective :) Pretty sunrise.

Gayle said...

When it snows in your area it gets serious about it. Glad I don't have to deal with that much snow...just the cold.

Verde Farm said...

Wonderful quote! Couldn’t agree more. That is some snow you have for sure. -30? Oh my-I feel for you. We are -5 at night here and I can’t stand it. I love snow--but like you prefer it to be cold in a reasonable way :) Stay warm and hope all your animals are cozied up together :)

Linda said...

Hello Deb..I am fairly new to the blogging world and I love it. I think I will take our 3-4 inch snows any day....don't know what I would do if we got 26 inches of snow. Snow is beautiful and I love taking pics of it but I don't like for it to hang around too long.


Nancy K. said...

Wow! I thought we've had a lot of snow this winter. I can't imagine getting as much as you have. It sure is pretty though!

Do the sheep venture out in it? Do you have to shovel paths?

I've started feeding enough so that I only have to venture out every-other-day to feed the animals during this cold spell. Our high temperature yesterday was 2 degrees. I prefer cold to hot but this is ridiculous!

Stay warm!

kristi said...

So nice to hear your blog voice! I always enjoy your posts Deb:) I feel guilty about our -5 over here in OH! I love my little life on the farm because I deal with so much ridiculous drama on a daily basis. Its getting worse too but there is not enough space here to get into the "politics" of it all;) Your blessed to have such a beautiful place & your parents & sons!

Anonymous said...

Button-up - it's gonna get cold.But make sure to take time to have a fun day. - Bill

DayPhoto said...

Remind me to not complain about -15* I can not IMAGINE it colder!


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