This week's bitter cold weather should be ending by tomorrow,
but not before it messes with us just a little....
as in wintery mix of ice and snow and rain this evening.
This is Farm Show week in central Pennsylvania.
The annual Pennsylvania Farm Show occurs yearly in the second week of January
and for some reason this week is historically one of the coldest of the year.
This year is keeping with tradition.
I am often asked if I plan on attending the Farm Show...
to which I always reply "No.... we live the farm show every day!"
It's fun to see all of the farm animals, but the crowds are incredible.
I love staying home during the bitter cold of January.
The cold makes for great bird-watching,
as so many of our feathered friends spend their days flitting on and off our many bird feeders.
Several trips out to check on the animals throughout the day
give me the opportunity really experience winter....
filling my lungs with fresh cold air.
Farm chores keep me active enough to stay toasty warm.
Have I told you this before?
I love winter!
I know... it's kind of weird.
If I had to choose between moving to Florida or Alaska...
I'm afraid I'd be packing my winter gear and heading to Alaska!
I'll never be a snow bird...heading to warmer climes for the winter.
No, I am perfectly happy with Central Pennsylvania and its' wacky weather.
I love how the seasons change here.
Truth be told, I'd be a little happier if summer weren't quite so hot and humid.
But, alas....you can't have everything, right?
Winter gives me the opportunity to sew and knit.
On the needles right now are this scarf...
and this shawl.
And lastly... a chicken update:
The roos are all doing fine...separation is the key to harmony.
The wooden eggs? This definitely solved our cannibalized egg dilemma.
I have read that ceramic eggs work also.
Ethel has continued to gift us with one turkey egg daily.