Thursday, February 11, 2010
Ok, enough is enough! We have had a total of 3 foot of snow so far this month.... and we are not even half way through February. Although it is beautiful to look at, it does make farm life a bit more challenging. Yesterday was a crazy day! I went out at 7 AM to feed the animals and spent the rest of the day moving snow. I left my trusty gator in the garage, and used the four wheeler with the snow blade for chores. Hauling water was a bit of a challenge. But, at least I did not get stuck in the snow! The animals stayed indoors most of the day....seeking shelter in their individual houses. The Dwarf Nigerians, however, emerged at feeding time (no wonder they are so chubby....they never miss a meal!) The chickens took one look at the snow and shook their heads..."no way" was their response to my invitation to come out to play this morning. The horses were the only ones brave enough to venture out to pasture...a few flakes of hay were all it took to entice them. Farm work is physically tiring....add another foot of snow on top of that, and "tiring" is an understatement! Hopefully, the lanes around the farm will remain open and today's chores can be done by gator.
Posted by Beverly Frankeny at 5:00 AM