We had a welcomed visitor at the farm last evening...
Amanda came for a visit.
(You might remember that Amanda got married and moved to Philadelphia this past summer.)
Ginger and MaryAnn were quite happy to see her and came out to greet her.
Before long the turkeys made an appearance.
And of course the dogs were with us.
Of all our animals, the pigs are the most social...
always making quite a fuss when they see us.
The more attention they get, the happier they are...
and they seem to love all of the other animals.
I guess it's no surprise when I say that our animals are spoiled rotten.
MaryAnn loves a fresh drink from the watering cans.
Although they always have a bucket of fresh water available to them,
she prefers hers running.
They've been eating a lot of snow lately,
so their bucket goes largely untouched.
Still there's nothing better than cool running water!
The snow has finally melted from the back of the sheep.
And once again we can tell who's who.
If only the sheep were as social as the pigs.
Oh how I would love to sink my fingers into these girls' wool.
But alas, sheep are much more wary... and just don't seem to have the deep appreciation
for our company that the pigs do.
And so we worship from afar!
Walking the turkeys back home for the night...
Ole Kenny Rogers has had a live-in girlfriend since the snowstorm.
Lucille moved into the barn on a somewhat permanent basis.
I like the fact that this old man has company during the day!
Lucille stopped laying eggs in the wheelbarrow,
and has instead adopted this bucket full of twine from the hay bales as her nest.
Yesterday was a cloudy day,
leaving our countryside looking like this....
Warmer temperatures have melted half of our snow away.
Well, I guess that about wraps up another week at the farm.
I hear that even warmer temperatures are ahead,
as well as rain...
so Snowmaggedon is going to soon be Mudmaggedon.