Our "Peaceable Kingdom" in the beautiful Saco River Valley of Southern Maine.
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....."
Tylerfarm homestead is a three generation working family farm. Farming & working together give our family a feeling of belonging and responsibility. We know we're all in this together, jointly responsible for our home & livelihood. Our goals are to farm sustainably, strive for self sufficiency, and to support our neighbors and local farmers. Our animals are an integral part of our farm and are raised naturally and ethically.